Cabinet reshuffle: BJP trying to woo tea tribes & Upper Assam amidst anti-CAA stirs
GUWAHATI : The Sarbananda Sonowal-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Assam has inducted two more ministers in its cabinet and according to the way things are moving, it seems as if the party is trying to woo the tea tribes and the Ahoms in upper Assam.
With Assam BJP inducting Mahmara MLA Jogen Mohan and Tinsukia MLA Sanjoy Kishen into the cabinet on January 18 (today) and the portfolios will be announced later.
Sources said that as the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are still ongoing in the state and especially in upper Assam, the government is inducting these two faces to prove to the tea tribe and the people of upper Assam that their representation in the state cabinet is important.
The two ministers, according to sources, are being inducted in place of Pallab Lochan Das and Tapan Gogoi who were in the cabinet but after 2019 Lok Sabha elections, they are members of parliament now. Both Gogoi and Das were representing upper Assam and tea tribes earlier.
Meanwhile, sources told a local TV channel that major changes in portfolios of existing ministers are also on the cards.
Assam Cabinet Ministers