BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP – Biswajit Daimary is likely to be elected as the new Speaker of the Assam Assembly.
If reports are to be believed, Biswajit Daimary’s name is at the top of the list of probables for the new Assam Assembly Speaker.
In November 2020, Daimary left BPF to join Bharatiya Janata Party before the Bodoland Territorial Council elections.
On 21 November 2020, Daimary resigned from the Rajya Sabha. He was re-elected on 23 February 2021.
Earlier on Tuesday, a day after taking oath as Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma allocated portfolios among the 13 Ministers while keeping Home, Personnel, PWD to himself.
Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kr Dass has been given charge of Panchayat & Rural Development, Public Health Engineering, Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.
AGP president and former Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary minister Atul Bora has been given charge of the same departments again, along with Border Area Development and Assam Accord Implementation departments.
Newly elected BPF MLA Urkhao Gwra Brahma will handle Cooperation Handloom & Textile, Soil Conservation, Welfare of Plain Tribe & Backward Classes (BTC).
On the other hand, Ajanta Neog, who was PWD minister in the previous Congress government, has been named as the finance minister of the state.
She will be the first woman finance minister of Assam.
But the allocation of the finance portfolio in the new cabinet led by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has raised eyebrows as the 57-year-old BJP MLA hardly has any experience in handling a key department like finance.