Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the Central BJP leadership will give new responsibility to former Sarbananda Sonowal, taking into account his past experience both in the State and at the Centre.
Chief minister Sarma, however, said he is not aware of the party leadership’s plans for his predecessor.
“When Sonowal and I had our last meeting with Naddaji [BJP president J.P. Nadda], he told us that Himanta will be the Chief Minister for the next five years while Sonowal will be given a new responsibility,” he told reporters in New Delhi.
“I believe the central leadership will take a decision about Sonowal,” Sarma said.
He further said Sonowal’s experience as a former chief minister and a former Union minister will definitely be used by the party.
Sonowal was the Union sports minister in the Modi government from 2014 to 2016, before taking charge as the chief minister of Assam.