Nandita Gorlosa, Jayanta Malla Barua to Be Sworn In As New Ministers in Himanta Biswa Cabinet Tomorrow

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Published: June 8,2022 04:48 PM
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As per Article 164 (1A) of the Constitution, the total number of ministers in a state cannot exceed 15 per cent of the total number of members in the legislative assembly.

June 8, 2022: Nalbari MLA Jayanta Malla Baruah and Haflong MLA Nandita Gorlosa would be inducted as the new faces in the Himanta Biswa Sarma Cabinet tomorrow. The swearing in ceremony will take place tomorrow, Jun 9 at 3 PM in Guwahati. The CM had earlier said that one MLA from the Hill districts of either Karbi Anglong or Dima Hasao is likely to be inducted into his Cabinet. 



MLA Baruah is currently the CM’s political advisor and Gorlosa is Executive Member of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council.
Sarma’s present 14-member Cabinet was sworn in on May 10, 2021. The Assam Cabinet includes 11 MLAs from BJP, 2 from AGP (Asom Gana Parishad) and one from UPPL. AGP and UPPL are allies of BJP in Assam.



As per Article 164 (1A) of the Constitution, the total number of ministers in a state cannot exceed 15 per cent of the total number of members in the legislative assembly. Assam assembly has 126 members therefore any Assam government can have 18 ministers including the Chief Minister.