Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with a 10-member cabinet including ministers from alliance partners Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) take oath here today.
Both AGP and BPF are likely to get two berths each in the new cabinet initially, although the Parafulla Kumar Mahanta-led party has been demanding three instead of two, a media report said on Tuesday.
Former Congress leader Himanta Biswa Sarma is also likely to take oath today.
Of the nine MLAs who had deserted the Congress after Sarma’s “rebellion”, six had fought the elections and all of them won.
“People who have worked their way up in the party would have to be accommodated; there are also people the RSS wants in the cabinet,” the Indian Express quoted a source as saying.
The swearing-in ceremony will be held at Khanapara. More than 1 lakh people are expected to attend.
PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are among senior party leaders who will also attend the event.