Assam Cabinet Headed for Major Re-Shuffle within a Month?

Assam Cabinet Headed for Major Re-Shuffle within a Month?

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Guwahati, December 27, 2019:

Amid the nationwide unrest over the Citizenship Amendment Act, it has come to light that the Assam Government is going to re-shuffle its Cabinet in January next.

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Inside Northeast sources have informed that as many as 4 Ministers will be dropped from the Cabinet due to "poor performance." At the same time, several of the portfolios will be shuffled, sources informed. Moreover, it has been suggested that the BJP State President

This resolution was reportedly taken during a recent BJP meeting at the CM's residence that was chaired by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, himself.

Reportedly, this will be done at the behest of the Union Home Ministry, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

The BJP, meanwhile, is preparing to rev up its engines as it prepares for the 2021 Assembly elections, with all eyes on the coveted prize.

Although the Congress party is setting its eyes on 80 Assembly seats -- the BJP has set its sights even higher. Recently, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, proclaimed in Congress-ruled Barpeta that the party would win at least 100 seats and go on to form the Government in the State. "Listen up Rockybul Hussain. We – Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Ranjit Das – will never get away from your path."

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Himanta's proclamation raised many eyebrows, especially as the BJP machine seems to have come to a screeching halt, which was evidenced by the recent election debacle in Jharkhand.

Moreover, at the same rally, Biswa Sarma appeared to scale down the number of people who would benefit from the unpopular CAA -- from 5.52 lakh to 4 lakh -- in an apparent attempt to restore some goodwill towards the party ahead of the all-important election.

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