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Sarbananda Sonowal is an Indian politician from Assam who is the current Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of AYUSH in the Government of India. He is also a member of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs. He is a former Chief Minister of Assam and a former MLA in Assam Legislative Assembly. Sonowal earlier served as the Assam state President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from 2012 to 2014 and again in 2015 to 2016. He has also served as the Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of India, from 2014 to 2016. He was chosen to be the Chief Minister of Assam after the 2016 Assam Legislative Assembly election and he became the first Chief Minister of the state from Bharatiya Janata Party. During the cabinet reshuffle on 7th July 2021, he was inducted to the 2nd Modi Cabinet.
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Rajya Sabha bypolls: Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal files nomination from AssamUnion Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday filed his nomination for the upcoming Rajya Sabha bypolls from Assam. He was accompanied by the Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. In Assam, a Rajya..
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PM Modi rejigs Union Cabinet; Sonowal, Scindia brought in; 12 ministers exitAs many as 15 Cabinet ministers, including some new faces, were sworn-in at the swearing in ceremony held in the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. While 13 members took oath in Hindi, two took in..
Former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath as Union minister in PM Modi's Cabinet
Meeting underway at PM Modi's residence ahead of Union Cabinet expansion at 6 pmMost senior National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders and Union Cabinet Ministers are present in the meeting. These leaders include Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president JP Nadda, BJP leaders..
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Himanta Biswa Sarma, NEDA convenor, sworn-in as 15th chief minister of AssamBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was sworn in as the 15th chief minister of Assam on Monday. He replaced former CM Sarbananda Sonowal.
Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma’s report card of 5 years may have landed him top jobWhy did BJP’s central leadership pick Himanta Biswa Sarma as Assam’s next CM over incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal? While there might never be an official answer, the consensus opinion is that Sarma's..
Sarbananda Sonowal tenders resignation, prior to election of new Assam CM
Himanta Biswa Sarma to be next Assam chief ministerHimanta Biswa Sarma is set to be the next chief minister of Assam pipping Sarbananda Sonowal to the post. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday. Sonowal had resigned as chief minister of..
Assam: Himanta may be CM, BJP may recall Sonowal to DelhiNewly-elected BJP MLAs in Assam will meet on Sunday to finalise the selection of the new chief minister of the state amid likelihood of Himanta Biswa Sarma pipping incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal to the..
Assam BJP leaders Sarma, Sonowal meet party chief J P Nadda, Amit Shah in DelhiBoth incumbent Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Sarma were on Friday called to New Delhi by the BJP central leadership, apparently to discuss the leadership issue of the next..
Himanta Sarma, Sarbananda Sonowal to meet Nadda today, decision on CM likelyAlmost a week after winning the Assam Assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to decide on the name of its chief ministerial nominee today in a crucial meeting called by the central..
Why did BJP spend crores on newspaper ad if it's confident of winning all Upper Assam seats: CongressThe Congress has lodged an FIR against chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, BJP chief J P Nadda, state president Ranjit Kumar Dass and eight leading newspapers for "camouflaging an advertisement as news"..
Congress most corrupt party; vote for BJP to continue to avail centre and state schemes: Smriti Irani Addressing her maiden election campaign rally in Assam, she said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal have rolled out a number of schemes, benefitting the poor..
Assam, Northeast neglected for decades, Delhi now not too distant from Dispur: PM ModiAccusing the governments that ruled India for decades since Independence of neglecting Assam and the northeast, PM Modi on Monday reaffirmed his commitment to the development of the region. Modi, who..
BJP will return to power in Assam as it worked for all-round development of state: NaddaBJP national president J P Nadda on Monday asserted that his party will return to power in Assam in the upcoming elections, bagging over 100 of 126 assembly seats, as the Sarbananda Sonowal-led..
BJP dumps its coalition partner in Assam, picks up new one to rule an autonomous bodyThe BJP on Sunday virtually dumped one of its coalition partners in Assam, the BPF, and picked up a new ally to gain majority and rule the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), a self-governing body in..
Congress in Assam seeks 'Grand Alliance' to take on BJP-led govt in 2021 pollsThe opposition Congress in Assam on Tuesday called for a 'Grand Alliance' of all non-BJP parties, including the AIUDF, to oust the Sarbananda Sonowal-led government in next year's assembly elections.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal inspects flood-affected areas, meets peopleAssam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday inspected flood-affected areas and met the flood-hit people in Solmari and Rangia. According to Assam Chief Minister's Office (CMO), Sonwal took..
PM Modi speaks to seven CMs on floods, Covid-19 situationPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to the chief ministers of seven states to take stock of the flood situation and also the management of the coronavirus in their respective states. Assam and..
PM Modi assures to extend help to Assam: CM Sarbananda SonowalPrime Minister Narendra Modi has assured to extend all support to Assam which is battling floods, oil well fire and coronavirus pandemic, said chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday following a..
PM Modi speaks with Assam CM over floodsPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the flood situation in the state and assured him of all help from the Centre.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal flags off pumpkin consignment to Dubai
Workers will help society win against coronavirus: Assam CM on May Day"Solidarity & Support. Saluting the fighting spirit of all workers on International #LabourDay. Today, when the world faces an unprecedented crisis, it is your strength and resilience that will take us..
MHA panel submits report to CM Sarbananda Sonowal
PM Modi urged to withdraw heinous cases against NDFB leadersMohilary, who was himself a militant till 2003, made the request at an official function held here to celebrate the signing of the Bodo accord. Modi, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and..
PM Modi arrives in Guwahati ahead of Kokrajhar rallyPrime Minister Modi was welcomed by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi among others. Large numbers of locals have gathered at the rally ground, in Bodo-dominated..
Ulfa (I) claims responsibility for Assam blastsThe proscribed Myanmar-based anti-talk Ulfa (I) faction led by Paresh Baruah has claimed responsibility for the four blasts in upper Assam districts on Sunday morning as the country celebrated the 71st..
Five explosions hit Assam on Republic day, CM Sonowal condemns 'cowardly attempt' to create terrorThe Assam police are investigating the matter.
Govt to sign accord with dreaded Bodo militant group NDFB on MondayThe tripartite agreement will be signed in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal by top leadership of the four factions of the NDFB, Joint Secretary..
Quit BJP, form 'anti-CAA' govt, remain CM: Cong to SonowalOpposition leader in Assam assembly Debabrata Saikia on Saturday asked CM Sarbananda Sonowal to quit BJP and form an alternate govt in the state with Congress support. "In view of the current situation..
Protests intensify in Assam after Centre notifies CAA"On Thursday, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma went to New Delhi to meet Union home minister Amit Shah and the very next day the notification was issued. This..
AASU accuses Sarbananda Sonowal's govt of betraying people's mandate
Congress dares PM Modi to dismiss Sarbananda Sonowal for criticising CAAThe Congress on Thursday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dismiss his own chief minister for openly opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and to declare him an "anti-national" for doing so...
CAA will not affect interests of indigenous Assamese: Sarbananda Sonowal
Protests against CAA across AssamTens of thousands of people hit the streets across Assam on Tuesday at the call of AASU, Congress and several other groups to peacefully protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The..
AASU accuses Modi, Shah and Sonowal of misleading peopleAll Assam Students Union(AASU) on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal of misleading people that their identity, language..
No one from Bangladesh will get to enter Assam by means of amended Citizenship Act: Sarbananda SonowalAllaying fears of the state's indigenous population, who are wary that the law would threaten their identity, Sonowal said "not a single person of Bangladesh will get to enter Assam through CAA". "Only..
Anti-CAA protests in Assam: Internet restored today; no threat to 'language' or 'identity', says CM SoniwalMeanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal assured the people of Assam that there will be no threat to their "language" or "identity" due to the passing of the contentious bill.
Convince PM to solve ongoing crisis: 12 BJP MLAs to Sonowal
Call upon all sections of society to thwart elements misleading people in Assam on CAA: Sonowal"We are committed to protect all genuine Indian citizens and the rights of the people of Assam. I call upon all sections of the society to thwart the elements who are misleading the people on #CAA and..
Negligible number of people to benefit from amended Citizenship Act: SonowalAssam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said the number of people to be benefited by the amended Citizenship Act will be "very negligible". The exact number of those people will be..
Aasu, indigenous groups not behind violence: Assam CMAssam CM Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday stood up for the All Assam Students' Union (Aasu) and various indigenous groups protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, saying the spiral of..
Indefinite curfew imposed in Guwahati, violent protests in Assam over Citizenship Amendment BillEarlier, CM Sarbananda Sonowal was left stranded at Guwahati airport for hours on Wednesday.
Amid violent protests in Assam, CM Sarbananda Sonowal stranded at Guwahati airportSonowal, who landed at Guwahati from Tezpur, was stuck as the protesters gathered outside the airport.
‘Five lakh Bengali Hindu NRC rejects will get citizenship’The remaining — over 13 lakh, including seven lakh Muslims — people will have to approach the foreigners tribunals to establish their eligibility for getting Indian citizenship. On Monday, Assam..