Sonowal meets PM, discusses government formation in Assam

World Saturday 21/May/2016 23:51 PM
By: Times News Service
Sonowal meets PM, discusses government formation in Assam

New Delhi: Assam's chief minister-to-be Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held a discussion with him on the government formation in the north-eastern state.
During the 15-minute meeting, Sonowal thanked the prime minister for his support during the campaign of Assam Assembly elections, sources said.
Sonowal discussed with Modi about various aspects of the government formation in Assam, they said. The prime minister extended his best wishes to Sonowal and assured him of the Central government's help to the new government in Assam, which is to be headed by him.
Sonowal on Friday evening had met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and discussed with him about the government formation too, sources said.
He thanked Shah for the central leadership's help during the elections. The 53-year-old Union Sports Minister, who was BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate, led the campaign in the Assembly polls in which the BJP-led alliance bagged 87 seats in the 126-member House. Sonowal will take oath on May 24 which will be attended by the prime minister, the party chief, among others.