February 6, 2023
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Former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal is predicted to satisfy senior BJP leaders in Delhi. (File)

New Delhi:

Former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal is within the nationwide capital to satisfy senior BJP leaders, sources instructed information company PTI. His arrival this afternoon comes amid hypothesis of an impending reshuffle within the Union Cabinet and his potential induction into it.

Mr Sonowal was chief minister of the BJP-led Assam authorities from 2016 until final month.

Even although the BJP-led alliance returned to energy, Sonowal was not made chief minister and was changed by Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Sarbananda Sonowal is more likely to meet a couple of high BJP leaders, the sources mentioned.
He met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a dinner hosted by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi final night time in Guwahati.

Mr Sarma was additionally current on the dinner held on the Assam Raj Bhavan.

There has been hypothesis that Mr Sonowal, who belongs to Assam’s indigenous Sonowal-Kachari tribe, was referred to as by the social gathering management to the nationwide capital for consultations forward of a reshuffle of the Narendra Modi cupboard.

There had been reviews that Mr Sonowal is likely one of the high contenders for a publish within the cupboard.

Mr Sarma mentioned lately that earlier than he was given the state’s high publish, BJP president JP Nadda had mentioned that Mr Sonowal could be given a brand new duty, with out specifying what that might be.

As Sarbananda Sonowal ran a authorities efficiently for 5 years and helped the social gathering returned to energy, there’s a risk of him being “suitably rehabilitated” by the social gathering, the sources mentioned.

Even PM Modi had acknowledged his contribution to the social gathering and the federal government.

“My valued colleague @sarbanandsonwal Ji was at the helm of a pro-people and pro-development administration over the last five years. His contribution towards Assam’s progress and strengthening the party in the state is immense,” PM Modi tweeted on May 10, the day Sarma was sworn in because the chief minister.

Among those that might be inducted into the Modi cupboard embody Congress-turned BJP chief Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi, representatives from BJP allies JD-U, Apna Dal (S), media reviews mentioned.

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