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Himanta Biswa Sarma Assam Biography, Age, Family and Wife

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the current Chief Minister of Assam, is a name synonymous with both controversy and progress in the state’s recent political landscape. His journey from Congressman to BJP stalwart, his bold decisions, and his outspoken nature have made him a central figure in Assam’s political discourse. Let’s delve into the complexities of this multi-faceted leader, exploring both the shadows and the light that define his public persona.

Quick bio of Himanat Biswa Sarma

Name Himanta Biswa Sarma
Age (as of 2024)55 years
Wife  

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Riniki Bhuyan Sarma

Son  

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Nandil Biswa Sarma

Daughter himanta-biswa-sarma-daughter-sukanya-sarma

 

Sukanya Biswa Sarma

Education B.A. in Political Science

M.A. in Political Science

L.L.B.

Ph.D.

Height In feet & inches-5’7”
Favourite Sports Cricket and Badminton
Religion Hinduism

Early life of Himanta Biswa Sarma

On February 1, 1969, Sarma was born in Jorhat, Assam. Later, the family—which included six siblings—moved to Ulubari, Gandhibasti in Guwahati. He is a member of an Assamese family with roots in the Nalbari district’s Latima. His father Kailsha Nath Sarma was a poet and his mother was Mrinalini Devi. In 2001, Sarma married Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, with whom he has a daughter, Sukanya Sarma, who attended Mayo College Girls School, and a son, Nandil Biswa Sarma, who attended The Doon School.

 

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Family of Himanta Biswa Sarma

In 1985, Sarma attended Kamrup Academy School in Guwahati for his education. In 1990 and 1992, respectively, he earned his political science degrees from Cotton College in Guwahati. He was the Cotton College Student’s Union General Secretary during his post-graduation. He received his Ph.D. from Gauhati University and his L.L.B. from Government Law College, Guwahati. Sarma worked as a lawyer at the Gauhati High Court from 1996 to 2001 before going into politics.

Political life of Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sarma began his political career in 1994 when he joined the Indian National Congress. He ran in his first election in 1996 from the Congress party against Brigu Fukar of the Asom Gana Parishad in the Jalukbari constituency, but he ultimately lost. Five years later, he ran again in the same seat, and this time, he was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly. He was re-elected from the same constituency in 2006, and 2011 on the Congress ticket and in 2016, and 2021 on the BJP’s ticket. From 2002 until 2014, he served in several state and cabinet positions, including Minister of State for Planning & Development, Finance, Health, Education, and Assam Accord Implementation.Three medical colleges—in Jorhat, Barpeta, and Tezpur—were established during his term, and five more—in Diphu, Nagaon, Dhubri, North Lakhimpur, and Kokrajhar—are currently being built.

Political tussle of Himanta Biswa Sarma with Congress party

He oversaw important sectors, including health, finance, and education, while the Congress party was in power in Assam. At that time, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Sarma were seen as the Congress party’s future in Assam because of his outstanding work and rise to prominence. However, things started to deteriorate when Tarun Gogoi decided to pass on his political legacy to his son, Gaurav Gogoi, by bringing him into politics. Sarma was not happy about not being able to become Assam’s chief minister after Tarun Gogoi. Therefore, he travelled to Delhi to meet with the party’s high command in an attempt to persuade them to name him as chief minister. He told them that he had the backing of a majority of the MLAs but the party high command rejected his proposal. He eventually quit the Congress party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

In his autobiography “Azaad,” former Congressman Ghulam Nabi Azad claimed that Rahul Gandhi was to blame for Rahul’s “mismanaging” of the Himanta Biswa Sarma incident, which ultimately led to his resignation. Additionally, he attacked Sonia Gandhi for failing to take charge of the party as president “despite understanding the disastrous consequences that lay ahead.”

Azad claimed that when Rahul Gandhi was informed that Himanta Biswa Sarma would rebel and leave the party and that Sarma had the backing of most MLAs, Gandhi simply replied, “Let him go.” “Rahul told us clearly that the leadership would not change. We informed Rahul that Himanta would rebel and leave the party because he had the majority of MLAs. “Leave him,” Rahul said. “The meeting was over,”

Sarma tweeted criticism of Rahul Gandhi in February 2024, referring to the main cause of his exit from Congress. He recalled an instance in which Rahul offered him a biscuit from his pet Pidi’s plate, which he rejected and subsequently left the party.

Political Journey of Himanta Biswa Sarma in Bharatiya Janta Party

On August 23, 2015, Sarma became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party at Amit Shah’s New Delhi home. For the impending state assembly elections, he was named the party’s convener of the Election Management Committee. Sarma won the Jalukbari seat in May 2016 for a record-breaking fourth time. On May 24, he took the oath of office as Cabinet Minister in the Sonowal ministry, leading the first-ever BJP government in Northeast India. He was assigned Portfolios in finance, planning and development, education, health and family welfare, tourism, pensions, and public grievances. He was placed in charge of the newly established North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) by the BJP leadership, whose main task was to convince various regional parties to oppose the Congress, which was viewed as a common enemy.

Sports Administration Under Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sarma was unanimously selected to serve as the Badminton Association of India’s president on April 23, 2017. The Assam Badminton Association was led by Sarma as its president. In June 2016, he also assumed the presidency of the Assam Cricket Association following the appointment of his party colleague Pradip Buragohain as secretary. From 2002 to 2016, Sarma served as the association’s vice president for the longest period. During the Badminton Association of India’s general body meeting in Guwahati on March 25, 2022, Sarma was re-elected to the position of president for a second term of four years, from 2022 to 2026.

Himanta Biswa Sarma as the Chief Minister of Assam

Sarma and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were called to New Delhi on May 8, 2021, to have talks about forming a new government. Over four hours were spent in a series of meetings between Sarma and Sonowal, the home minister Amit Shah, and J P Nadda, the president of the BJP. Before a meeting to select the next Chief Minister, Sonowal submitted his resignation to Governor Jagadish Mukhi on May 9. Ranjeet Kumar Dass, the state president of the BJP, newly elected MLA Nandita Garlosa, and outgoing Sonowal all suggested Sarma’s name. Sarma was chosen by the majority of votes to lead the BJP legislature since no other candidate was put forth for chief minister.

The social presence of Himnata Biswa Sarma

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Some important facts about Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • At the age of 10 when he was in school, he joined the All Assam Students’ Union which started the Assam movement During that time he was known as Wonder Boy.
  • All seven chief ministers of Assam previously studied at Cotton College, where he completed his post-graduation studies.
  • During his college time, he used to be a popular student leader in his college.
  • He was appointed member secretary of the state-level advisory committee for students and youth welfare in 1994 by then Congress leader and chief minister Hiteswar Saikia because of his proven record of hard work and dedication.
  • When he became chief minister of Assam his wife Riniki Bhuyan revealed that when we first met I had asked him what I would tell my mother about his future. He replied “Tell your mother, I will be the chief minister of Assam one day”,
  • Sarma worked as a child artist in the Assamese film “Kokadeuta, Nati aru Hati” (1984).

Controversies related to Himanta Biswa Sarma

10core subsidy allegation

Several powerful Congressmen have accused the chief minister of Assam of providing government subsidies to Pride East Entertainments, his wife’s company. Congressman Gaurav Gogoi said on social media that Pride East Entertainments Private Limited, the chief minister Riniki Bhuyan Sarma’s wife, had gotten ₹10 crore as part of a credit-linked subsidy, according to the Ministry of Food Processing’s website.

Miya Muslim Controversy

Himanta Biswa Sarma spaked a row, by saying that the vegetable prices are increasing as most of the vegetable sellers are form the ‘Miya’ Muslim community. He said if “Assamese people sold vegetables, they would’ve never charged higher prices from “Assamese people”.

Burnet the house of Sonia Gandhi

State Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was the target of a police complaint from the Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress regarding his alleged hate speech during a Madhya Pradesh election campaign. Mahila Congress president Mira Barthakur Goswami filed a complaint at the Dispur police station alleging that Sarma had asked Congress leader and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, to set fire to 10, Janpath in New Delhi, like to how Lord Hanuman in the Ramayana burned down Lanka. Congress leader Sonia Gandhi lives at 10 Janpath, and Sarma allegedly said as much at a rally in the Madhya Pradesh district of Vidisha.

Criticizing Obama

During Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the United States in June 2023, former President Obama made comments about Muslims in India. In response, Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed with an Islamophobic slur that there are many “Hussain Obama in India” (in reference to Obama’s full name, Barack Hussein Obama II) and his priority will be in dealing with them. Triggered extensive discussions in India and abroad.

Spreading Misinformation

Himanta Biswa Sarma and several BJP leaders attacked the supporters of AIUDF’s Badruddin Ajmal on November 5, claiming that they had raised “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans at the Silchar airport. The opposition party denied this, claiming that the BJP had misinterpreted the “Aziz Khan Zindabad” slogan. A case has been filed against Himanta Biswa Sarma for allegedly spreading false information on social media. In addition, the AIUDF declared that the incident as a whole was a “political conspiracy” and claimed that the airport gathering’s participants shouted “Aziz Khan Zindabad” rather than “Pakistan Zindabad.”
Some Important Facts about Himanta Biswa Sarma

Claiming a mask is not necessary

During India’s second COVID-19 wave in April 2021, Himanta Biswa Sarma declared that masks were not required in the state because the coronavirus had vanished from Assam.

People Also Ask:

Who is the 15 Chief Minister of Assam?

On May 10, 2021, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma took the oath of office and became the 15th Chief Minister of Assam.

Himanta Sarma Wife age?

Born on 31 July 1973 in Guwahati Assam India, Indian businesswoman and spouse of the current Chief Minister of Assam Riniki Bhuyan Sarma is 50 years old as of 2024.

Who is the daughter of Himanta Biswa Sarma?

Sukanya Biswa Sarma is the daughter of Himanta Biswa, was born on 30-10-2003 in Guwahati in the state of Assam and she is 21 years old.

Himanta Biswa Sarma son?

Nandil Sarma son of Himanta Biswa was born on 27 August 2001. he is 23 years old.

Himanta Biswa Sarma Salary?

The Salary of Himanta Biswa Sarma as chief minister is ₹125,000 (US$1,800).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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