Himanta Biswa Sarma

CAA rules will not consider religious persecution, says BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma

Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that those applying for citizenship under the new legislation will be unable to prove that they had faced religious persecution but the Centre will come up with a way to verify their claims.

Jan 19, 2020, 06:40 AM IST

Assam unhappy with NRC, needs fresh list, says BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma

Referring to the NRC list released in Assam, senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday (December 23) that people of the state were unhappy with the NRC list released in Assam.

Dec 24, 2019, 06:52 AM IST

Anti-CAA protests in Guwahati incited by outsiders, probe on to nab culprits: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

BJP leader and Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday (December 16) said that day time curfew has been withdrawn in Guwahati but curfew will remain in place in night from 9 PM till 6 AM until the situation gets completely normal.  

Dec 16, 2019, 18:39 PM IST

Lot of confusion eliminated, Citizenship Bill likely in next week of Parliament session: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Amit Shah had been conducting a meeting over the Citizenship Bill for the past few days and the discussions with different stakeholders went for over 100 hours. Shah spoke about different provisions of the Bill and tried to clear the confusion about its various aspects.

Dec 04, 2019, 06:47 AM IST

Scrap current faulty NRC, include people of Assam in national NRC: Himanta Biswa Sarma urges Centre

Commenting on the Assam NRC, which was prepared under the supervision of the Supreme Court by State Coordinator Prateek Hajela, Sarma said that it has failed to fulfill the aspirations of Assamese people.

Nov 20, 2019, 19:11 PM IST

Congress didn't support BJP on Citizenship Bill: Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma was speaking at a public rally at the Bengali Hindu community-dominated Ratabari assembly constituency in Assam's Barak Valley. The Minister was campaigning for Bijoy Malakar, the BJP candidate for the October 21 bypoll.

Oct 15, 2019, 21:00 PM IST

Himanta Biswa Sarma mocks Rahul Gandhi, says hope he continues as Congress president for next 50 years

Sarma said the Opposition would benefit if Rahul was not the leader.

May 29, 2019, 06:39 AM IST

Himanta Biswa Sarma defends BJP worker arrested for making a meme of Mamata Banerjee

Senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday denounced the arrest of BJP's youth wing worker Priyanka Sharma for sharing a morphed picture of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

May 13, 2019, 09:18 AM IST

Not passing Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha a defeat for Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The senior BJP leader reiterated his party's commitment for the Bill, stressing that the saffron party will fight the upcoming Lok Sabha poll with this resolution.

Feb 13, 2019, 17:00 PM IST

BJP allies, Northeast political parties and students' bodies oppose Citizenship Bill

Several political parties and BJP allies in NE are opposing the Citizenship Bill. 

Jan 08, 2019, 06:48 AM IST

Youths turning to ULFA (I) due to unemployment: BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma urged "those creating an environment" for youths of the state to join the ULFA (I) to desist from instigating them.

Nov 25, 2018, 23:00 PM IST

Assam Budget 2018-19: Key Highlights

The legislators can access the tablets during discussions and cut motion on the Budget inside the House.

Mar 12, 2018, 15:03 PM IST

BJP snaps 15-year-old ties with NPF, to go with NDPP in Nagaland

BJP on Monday ruled out extending support to its 15-year-old ally the Naga People's Front (NPF) in Nagaland.

Mar 05, 2018, 22:44 PM IST

Supreme Court seeks government's reply on PIL to remove Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from BAI president post

 The Supreme Court Monday sought the Centre's response on a PIL seeking removal of Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from the post of President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), alleging that his appointment was in violation of the apex court order that a minister or a public servant cannot become an office bearer in a sports body.

Mar 05, 2018, 18:56 PM IST

NPP-BJP to form government in Meghalaya; Conrad Sangma to be new CM, oath ceremony on March 6

NPP president Conrad K Sangma will take oath as the next Chief Minister of Meghalaya on March 6.

Mar 04, 2018, 19:58 PM IST

7th Pay Commission: 2018 to bring cheers for 1.5 lakh govt employees of this state?

Recently, in line with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, Supreme Court and High court judges got a nearly two-fold salary hike with President Ram Nath Kovind giving nod to a bill passed by Parliament in this regard.

Feb 03, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Atmosphere of fear in poll-bound Tripura, appoint micro observers: BJP to EC

The BJP asked the Election Commission to appoint micro-observers in poll-bound Tripura from outside the CPI(M)-ruled state and deploy maximum paramilitary forces, alleging that an atmosphere of fear was prevailing there.

Jan 04, 2018, 18:06 PM IST

Assam Health Minister issues unconditional apology for 'Cancer is divine justice' remark

Pointing out that he had lost his father and best friends to Cancer, Himanta Biswa Sarma said his intentions were not to hurt sentiments of patients and that his words were taken out of context.

Nov 23, 2017, 22:04 PM IST

Himanta Biswa Sarma hits back at Chidambaram after 'cancer' statement

This segment of Zee News brings to you information on controversial statement by Assam's health minister Biswa Sarma on 'cancer'. Watch this video for more information.

Nov 23, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

Himanta Biswa Sarma hits back at Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, says 'never said sin cause cancer'

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has clarified that his tweet 'Cancer divine justice for our sins' was to motivate teachers and serve the poor.

Nov 23, 2017, 12:40 PM IST