Himanta Biswa Sarma will not contest in the State Assembly election in 2021.

Assam health and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that he will not be contesting the 2021 Assembly polls in Assam.

The minister, who currently represents the Jalukbari Assembly Constituency, said that his only ambition is to see his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win 100 seats in the upcoming polls.

The Health and Finance minister said that no one has been named by the BJP as a potential CM and the decision in this regard would be taken by the party’s leadership in subsequent times. So far, the political party has not even decided whether the party will announce the chief ministerial candidate prior to the Assembly elections.

Mr Sarma, while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a plasma donation camp at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on Monday, accused Tarun Gogoi of courting controversy for political gains.

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