As per the Election Commission's announcement on Tuesday, by-elections to 10 assembly seats in the Northeast will be held on October 30.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and L Murugan for being elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam and Madhya Pradesh respectively
Sonowal had won the last assembly election from Majuli. He was subsequently inducted in the union cabinet in July necessitating his election from the Rajya Sabha.
The selection of both the BJP leaders to the Rajya Sabha is certain as the party has a majority in the both state assemblies—Assam and MP.
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Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Tatu Rane, former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia took oath as Cabinet ministers today
The bigger political message of the reshuffle is in the ministers that PM Modi has dropped.
Before switching to the saffron camp, Sonowal was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's obvious choice for the job of Assam's chief minister
While the new Team Modi will be unveiled only after 6 pm, here are 5 things to expect in the reshuffle:
Former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal had proposed Sarma’s name for the top post at the BJP legislature party meeting
BJP leaders Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma are the top contenders for the Assam Chief Minister's office
The BJP leadership first held separate meetings with Sarma and Sonowal and then with both of them together.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma have been summoned to Delhi by the BJP leadership for a meeting with the party president J P Nadda.
Following summons of the BJP top brass, incumbent Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and state home minister Himanta Biswa Sarma arrived in Delhi on Saturday
The saffron party has to choose between incumbent Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and the state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for the top post to lead the new Assam cabinet
BJP has no reason to remove the incumbent chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal but Himanta Biswa Sarma is an influential leader in the region who powered BJP's rule in Assam.
While it is clear that the NDA will enjoy another term in Assam, as per current trends, the saffron alliance might end up winning lesser seats compared to its 2016 tally
Border Security Force (BSF) jawans patrol along the India-Pakistan International Border, on the outskirts of Jammu.PTI Photo
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot during the 'Prashasan Gaon Ke Sang' campaign, at Nimbola Biswa village in Nagaur district.PTI Photo
Members of the Muslim community conduct Friday prayers in an open site amid heavy police presence, during protests by residents and members of various pro-Hindu organisations, at Sector 12 area, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan presents a memonto to President Ram Nath Kovind at Raj Bhawan, in Patna.PTI Photo
A worker arranges lanterns at a shop ahead of the Diwali festival, in Thane.PTI Photo
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