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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal resigns

Guwahati| Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday submitted his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhavan here.

Officials said that the Governor has asked Sonowal to continue in office till a new Chief Minister is appointed.

Sonowal, who was re-elected from the Majuli constituency in the recently concluded assembly elections, assumed charge as the 14th Chief Minister of the northeastern state on May 24, 2016.

An important BJP Legislature Party meeting is currently going on in the Assam Legislative Assembly to decide the next Chief Minister of the state.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh, BJP General Secretary (Organization) B.V. L. Santosh and the party’s national vice-president Baijayant Jai Panda are attending the meeting as central observers.

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