Former Assam chief minister and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal arrived in Guwahati on Saturday morning.
Sonowal will lead the three-day ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ launched by the BJP in Assam.
The newly appointed Union Minister was received by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at the LGBI Airport in Guwahati.
This is the maiden visit of Sonowal after taking charge as the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH.
On his first visit to Assam after joining the Union Cabinet, I had the great honour of welcoming Sri @sarbanandsonwal at Guwahati airport. Sri Sonowal will seek blessings of people as part of Jan Ashirvad Yatra.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 21, 2021
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his council of ministers last month with a focus on inclusion of more women, OBCs and SCs, the BJP had announced the new ministers would undertake a ‘Yatra’ to reach out to the public.
In Assam, the processions will cover the Lok Sabha constituencies mostly in Upper Assam and Central Assam besides Guwahati.
The March will cover 375.5 km and will pass through Morigaon, Kaliabar, Nagaon, Jorhat, and Sivasagar. It will end on August 23 in Dibrugarh.
Union Minister of State Rameswar Teli, who also arrived at Guwahati with Sonowal on Saturday, will also participate in the procession.