Rameswar Teli
Rameswar Teli. File Image credit - Twitter

Assam finance minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s leading poll strategist from the Northeast, Himanta Biswa Sarma congratulated Dibrugarh Lok Sabha MP Rameswar Teli who took oath as a union minister of state in the ministry of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening.

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He also extended his best wishes to Teli and hoped that he will serve the people well and earn laurels with his hard work.

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According to Sarma, Teli represents aspiration and dreams of people of a ‘New India’.

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Sarma stated his official Twitter handle:

‘I join people of Assam in wishing best to the very bright Sri Rameshwar Teli as he joins the Union Council of Ministers. You represent aspiration and dreams of people of a #NewIndia. Congratulations. Do well and bring us laurles with your hard work. #ModiSwearingIn.’

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal also congratulated and extended his beat wishes to the Dibrugarh Lok Sabha MP.

Sonowal tweeted:

‘Congratulations to Dibrugarh MP Shri Rameshwar Teli on taking oath as MoS in the Union Council of Ministers. My best wishes to the grassroot leader, who brings people’s aspiration to the national platform & has served the nation with pride & dignity. #ModiSwearingIn.’

The inclusion of Dibrugarh Lok Sabha MP Rameswar Teli in the ministry of Modi has elated the people in tea-rich Upper Assam, particularly in Dibrugarh district of the state.

A two-time Lok Sabha MP from Dibrugarh LS constituency, Teli made a record in 2014 by defeating Congress strongman and five-time Lok Sabha MP Paban Singh Ghatowar.

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Teli drubbed Ghatowar in Dibrugarh in the last election too, albeit with a record this time by securing the highest margin of 3,64,566 votes. Teli started his political career as a student leader.

Born on August 14, 1970 to the family of Budhu Teli (father) and Dukla Teli (mother), Rameswar Teli has mentioned his education qualification in affidavit as Class 10th pass.

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