Nation Politics 25 Dec 2016 Assam: Assembly spea ...

Assam: Assembly speaker to take charge as BJP state chief

PTI
Published Dec 25, 2016, 10:57 am IST
Updated Dec 25, 2016, 10:57 am IST
He will submit his resignation as the speaker of the assembly prior to taking charge.
Representational Image (Photo: File)
 Representational Image (Photo: File)

Guwahati: Assam assembly speaker Ranjit Kumar Das will on Sunday, take charge as the president of the Assam unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Guwahati.

Prior to that, he will submit his resignation as the speaker of the assembly.

 

"BJP national president Amit Shah has appointed Assam BJP legislator Ranjit Das as the State party chief," BJP had earlier said in a statement issued in New Delhi.

Das, a former Indian Information Service officer, will replace Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as chief of the BJP's Assam unit. Das was elected to the assembly for the first time in 2011.

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