Assam: Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of Sarbananda Sonowal as the new Chief Minister of Assam on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it was a proud moment for Adivasi society of Assam and that Sonowal will leave no stone unturned for the development of Assam.
The Prime Minister thanked the people of Assam for giving Sarbananda Sonowal and his ministers an opportunity to serve the people of Assam. Modi added that Sonowal’s team would leave no stone unturned for the development of Assam and the transformation of Assam to “sarbananda”.
“Assam jitna daudegi, Delhi sarkar bhi usse ek kadam zyada daudne ka prayaas karegi (No matter how fast Assam runs, the Delhi government will try to run a step further ahead),” Modi said.
Highlighting the significance of cooperative federalism, the PM sasid that the Government of India which believes in cooperative federalism, wants to contribute as much to develop states which need assistance.
“I want to tell the people of Assam that their job does not end at just voting; but it is imperative for the government and the people to work together for development,” he said.
The swearing-in event, attended by top BJP leaders such as Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, LK Advani, Nitin Gadkari, PM Modi remarked that India’s development has to be all-round and inclusive; eastern part of India cannot remain away from the development journey.
On 24th May, 2016, Sarbananda Sonowal officially took oath as Assam’s new Chief Minister after Tarun Gogoi.