Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has dropped his dream to be the chief minister, and has announced not to contest the Assembly election in 2021 in the state.

Health & finance minister Sarma during an interaction with the media in the city on Monday said the BJP would win 100 seats in the next Assembly elections in Assam and he would produce the MLAs before the Assam Governor after the election.

Sarma’s statement made headlines with the reports indicating Sarma’s ambition to become the chief minister of the state.

However, Sarma on Tuesday made it clear that he has no such ambition.

“Few people feel that I am after some post and position. My only ambition is to see a BJP GOVT with 100+ seats,” health minister Sarma tweeted on Tuesday.

“In my last few months, I want to work for my state as much as possible to have eternal satisfaction,” he said, adding, “Janani Janmabhumishcha Swargadapi Gariyasi.”

While stating that he is not interested to contest the ensuing Assembly polls, the health minister in another tweet said, “As I have already indicated in several public platform that I am not interested in contesting next assembly election, my role will be limited to contribute whatever I can for my party and for my state.”

“For Assam future we need to have a strong nationalist govt,” he added.

Sarma, who is the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), played an important role in the formation of BJP-led governments in the northeastern states.

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