Sarbananda Sonowal meets PM Modi, discusses govt formation in Assam

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 21, 2016 22:52 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union minister for sports & youth affairs Sarbananda Sonowal during a meeting in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Assam’s chief minister-to-be Sarbananda Sonowal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and held a discussions over government formation in the state.

During the 15-minute meeting, Sonowal thanked the Prime Minister for his support during the Assam campaign before assembly elections, sources said.

Sonowal discussed various aspects of government formation in Assam, they said.

The Prime Minister extended his best wishes to Sonowal and assured him of central government’s help to the new government in Assam, which is to be headed by him.

Sonowal last evening had met BJP president Amit Shah and discussed government formation too, sources said.

He thanked Shah for the central leadership’s help during 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 that will be attended by the Prime Minister and the party chief among others.

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