BJP strongman in the Northeast, Himanta Biswa Sarma will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Assam tomorrow (Monday, May 9). 

The oath taking ceremony will take place at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday. 

Along with Himanta Biswa Sarma, who will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Assam, several other MLAs are also likely to be sworn-in as cabinet ministers. 

According to reports, Himanta Biswa Sarma is likely to keep the portfolios of Home, Finance and Health with himself. 

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Preparations are underway at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati for the swearing-in ceremony. 

The Kamrup-Metro district administration is ensuring that every SOP and COVID-19 protocol is being put in place for the swearing in ceremony. 

“We are looking into that the ceremony is being done while maintaining every SOP, adhering COVID-19 protocols,” Kamrup-Metro DC Biswajit Pegu said. 

Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta also visited the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati and took stock of the security arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony. 

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Notably, after a lot of suspense, senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, an Amit Shah loyalist, was on Sunday chosen as the new chief minister of Assam. 

He will succeed Sarbananda Sonowal as the next Chief Minister of Assam. 

The decision to make incumbent finance minister Sarma as chief minister was taken at hectic parleys involving BJP president JP Nadda and home minister Amit Shah besides Sarma and Sonowal in New Delhi on Saturday. 

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