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Sonowal to take oath as CM on Tuesday

Assam state BJP president Sarbananda Sonowal is taking oath as Chief Minister on Tuesday after his party swept the recent assembly polls. Governor PB Acharya is scheduled to administer the Union minister of oath of office and secrecy at a function at the Veterinary College Playground in Khanapara in the morning to succeed Tarun Gogoi who has resigned when his party could not retain the power.

Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah along with other top party leaders are scheduled to attend the function. His small council of ministers are also expected to take the oath.

The newly elected legislators are meeting in Dispur on Sunday where Sonowal would be formally announced as the legislative party leader. On Monday, BJP, AGP and BPF legislators will hold a joint meeting to discuss the government formation.

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