Sarbananda Sonowal invites former Assam CM Gogoi to attend his swearing-in ceremony

Guwahati: BJP Legislature Party leader Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday requested outgoing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to take part in his swearing-in ceremony to be held on 24 May.

Sarbananda Sonowal. Picture courtesy: Twitter @sarbanandsonwal

Sarbananda Sonowal. Picture courtesy: Twitter @sarbanandsonwal

Sonowal visited Gogoi at his official residence in Koinadhara area of the city Monday afternoon and invited him to the oath-taking function to be held at Khanapara field. A host of dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, are slated to attend it.

Sonowal also sought Gogoi's advice, goodwill and blessings, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said in a statement. Gogoi accepted Sonowal's invitation and said he would attend the swearing-in ceremony and also conveyed good wishes to him, the CMO said.

Earlier in the day, Sonowal was unanimously elected as BJP Legislature Party leader in Assam, paving the way for his becoming the next chief minister of the state.

Following this, he led a delegation of BJP, AGP and BPF members to Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form the next government in Assam. The Governor afterwards invited the BJP-led alliance to form the next government in the state.

Updated Date: May 23, 2016 11:42 AM

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