Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath as Assam's chief minister in presence of BJP bigwigs [Photos]

Sarbananda Sonowal becomes the new chief minister of Assam in presence of BJP bigwigs

FP Staff May 24, 2016 21:22:00 IST
After 15 years of Congress rule in Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP clinched a massive victory in the northeastern state. Fifty-four-year-old Sonowal's name as the party's face came as no surprise as he came with a clean image and no baggage and enjoyed the confidence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI
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After 15 years of Congress rule in Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP clinched a massive victory in the northeastern state. Fifty-four-year-old Sonowal's name as the party's face came as no surprise as he came with a clean image and no baggage and enjoyed the confidence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI
It goes to Sonowal's credit that he could deliver Assam to PM Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah in an election where the so-called 'Modi wave' of 2014 was either on the wane or simply non-existent. PTI
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It goes to Sonowal's credit that he could deliver Assam to PM Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah in an election where the so-called 'Modi wave' of 2014 was either on the wane or simply non-existent. PTI
Assam Governor PB Acharya administers the oath to Sarbananda Sonowal as Chief Minister of Assam in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Guwahati on Tuesday. PTI
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Assam Governor PB Acharya administers the oath to Sarbananda Sonowal as Chief Minister of Assam in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Guwahati on Tuesday. PTI
Sonowal's swearing-in ceremony was nothing short of a grand event. Starting from all BJP bigwigs, including veteran LK Advani, PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and party chief Amit Shah, all the chief ministers from NDA-ruled states were present at the event. PTI
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Sonowal's swearing-in ceremony was nothing short of a grand event. Starting from all BJP bigwigs, including veteran LK Advani, PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and party chief Amit Shah, all the chief ministers from NDA-ruled states were present at the event. PTI
Addressing the huge gathering at the Veterinary College Ground in Guwahati's Khanapara, PM Modi said Assam is an important centre for development in all of northeast. Starting his speech in Assamese, the PM hailed the newly-elected Sonowal as a soft-spoken and a development-driven leader. PTI
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Addressing the huge gathering at the Veterinary College Ground in Guwahati's Khanapara, PM Modi said Assam is an important centre for development in all of northeast. Starting his speech in Assamese, the PM hailed the newly-elected Sonowal as a soft-spoken and a development-driven leader. PTI
The newly sworn-in Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with his 14 cabinet ministers after the swearing-in ceremony in Guwahati on Tuesday. PTI
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The newly sworn-in Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with his 14 cabinet ministers after the swearing-in ceremony in Guwahati on Tuesday. PTI
Newly sworn-in minister Himanta Biswas Sarma greets Chief Minister Sonowal. Sonowal, who belongs to the Sonowal-Kachari tribe, has contested this assembly polls from Majuli, the world's largest river island and the seat of Vaishnavite culture. PTI
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Newly sworn-in minister Himanta Biswas Sarma greets Chief Minister Sonowal. Sonowal, who belongs to the Sonowal-Kachari tribe, has contested this assembly polls from Majuli, the world's largest river island and the seat of Vaishnavite culture. PTI
The fact that BJP has overthrown a government which ruled for 15 years is significant because in 2011 the saffron party was an 'also-ran' with only six seats in the assembly. PTI
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The fact that BJP has overthrown a government which ruled for 15 years is significant because in 2011 the saffron party was an 'also-ran' with only six seats in the assembly. PTI