Assam voted for change, I am ready to take state on path to progress: Sarbananda Sonowal

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate in Assam Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday thanked the people of the northeastern state for `overwhelming love`.

Updated: May 20, 2016, 10:50 AM IST
Assam voted for change, I am ready to take state on path to progress: Sarbananda Sonowal

Guwahati: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate in Assam Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday thanked the people of the northeastern state for `overwhelming love`.

Elated over BJP's spectacular victory in Assam dethroning 15-year rule of Congress, Sonowal took to Twitter and assured that he was ready to take the state on the path to progress.

On Thursday, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader had said: "Issues like infiltration, sealing of the Indo-Bangla border, problems of small tea growers, unemployment -- are the major challenges. We will work together (with allies) to resolve these issues."

He had also said that a list will be prepared with names of "bonafide" Indian citizens.

 

The BJP and its alliance partners Asom Gana Parishad and Bodo Peoples Party swept the Assam Assembly polls garnering a total 41.5 percent vote share, while the defeated ruling Congress got 31 percent of the total votes polled.

The saffron party, which is forming the government in the state for the first time, upped its presence from only six MLAs to 60 and has secured voteshare of 29.5 percent by logging 49,92,185 votes, according to the Election Commission's website.