Assam assembly speaker to take charge as BJP state chief

| Updated: Dec 25, 2016 15:05 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Dec. 25 (ANI): Assam assembly speaker Ranjit Kumar Das will today take charge as the president of the Assam unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Guwahati. Prior to that, he will submit his resignation as the speaker of the assembly. "BJP national president Amit Shah has appointed Assam BJP legislator Ranjit Das as the sState party chief," BJP had earlier said in a statement issued in New Delhi. Das, a former Indian Information Service officer, will replace Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as chief of the BJP's Assam unit. Das was elected to the assembly for the first time in 2011. (ANI)