Guwahati: Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi on being elected as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party leader, chief minister designate Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said it was a great day for all of them.
The newly-elected BJP legislators in Assam met here earlier in the day to elect Sonowal as the legislature party leader.
Sonowal met Prime Minister Modi and BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi last evening and held a discussion with them on government formation in the state.
53-year-old Sonowal led his party's campaign in the assembly polls in which the BJP-led alliance bagged 86 seats in the 126-member House.
Sonowal's swearing-in ceremony on May 24 will be attended by Prime Minister Modi, senior leaders and the chief ministers of BJP-ruled states besides others.