BJP's lead strategist in northeastern states and party's senior leader Himanta Biswa Sarma would be the next Chief Minister of Assam as he on Sunday was elected the leader of the BJP legislature party by the newly elected MLAs.
Both incumbent Chief Minister Sonowal and Health Minister Sarma were on Friday called to New Delhi by the BJP central leadership, apparently to discuss the leadership issue in Assam.
Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rangasamy. He took the oath in Tamil and in the name of God.
After a preliminary enquiry, the BJP believes that the votes of its ally, the Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) had gone to the rivals.
A quick review by RSS leaders in West Bengal and its top leadership revealed that induction of Trinamool deserters have not worked for the BJP.
Though the United Democratic Front (UDF), too, suffered a decrease in its votes, it was the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) that was left red-faced after its vote share took a sharp dip.
The two propellants the BJP has used to achieve some measure of success in Kerala – Narendra Modi and Sabarimala – seems to have lost their potency.
The LDF was able to win 99 seats in the 2021 assembly election earning an unprecedented second term in Kerala's highest office.
Assam voted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6.
Swaraj lost his sitting seat Thripunithura to Congress's former minister K Babu by a narrow margin of 1,009 votes.