In Assam, BJP tasked with striking balance

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New Delhi, May 3

Assam might have given the BJP so much to cheer, however it’s nonetheless dealing with a difficult problem to strike the fitting balance of energy between its two Assam strongmen — Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma.

While incumbent CM Sonowal is credited with serving to the BJP retain Assam on account of his work, recognition and clear picture, Sarma is seen as somebody who helped the occasion achieve power ever since he joined in 2014. Speculation is rife over Sarma being shifted to the Centre and Sonowal being anointed the CM, or vice-versa.

Observers say a lot might be deciphered from the occasion’s hesitancy in naming its Chief Minister’s face within the run-up to 2021 Assembly polls. —TNS

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