LIVE: Sarbananda Sonowal swearing-in ceremony from Assam

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Published on 24 May 2016 10:36 AM GMT

LIVE: Sarbananda Sonowal swearing-in ceremony from Assam
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About Sonowal:

  • The politician started his political journey with All Assam Student Union (AASU) and was made the Union President in 1992.
  • He has passed LLB from Dibrugarh University and BCJ from Gowhati University.
  • He was selected as Member of Assam’s Legislative Assembly in the year 2001.
  • Sonowal became the Lok Sabha member for the first time in year 2004, defeating former union minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar.
  • He joined Bhartiya Janata Party in February 2011 and was made the State President in 2012.
  • Sonowal, fought a long battle in Supreme Court and succeeded to nullify the ‘Illegal Immigrants Act, 1983’ in 2005.
  • Sonowal was declared as the Chief Minister candidate of Assam by BJP Parliamentary Board on January 28, 2016.

To read more about Sonowal's political career, click: Sarbananda Sonowal likely to be the next BJP CM of Assam

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