BJP has created history by winning the elections of Assam for the first time. It will be the first time in history that BJP will be setting its government in the North Eastern state. BJP has defeated congress in Assam polls and Sarbananda Sonowal is expected to be the chief minister of the state.
There are 10 facts about S Sonowal that many people still don’t know. According to ‘TOI’, these facts are:-
1 Sonowal started his political career with the All Assam Students union (AASU) that became Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).
2 He joined AGP in 2001 and in the same year itself, won the Assembly seat from Moran.
3 He became the AGP’s Parliamentarian from Dibrugarh constituency in 2004.
4 Sonowal joined BJP in 2011.
5 Disheartened by the various conflicts within the party, he severed ties with AGP in 2011.
6 Sonowal is currently the Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports.
7 Born in Odisha, Sonowal, since childhood has been strident on the illegal migrations.
8 BJP parliamentary announced him as party’s CM candidate for Assam in January 2016. So the foundation got laid in January only.
9 Sonowal has a punch line called 'Sakalore Ananda Sarbananda' - which means, 'Everyone's Happiness is Sarbananda', he contradicts it as he is 53 years old and is a bachelor.
10 He said after his victory, “people of Assam have accepted our winning combination. This is going to be a great victory”.