A story of ambition

It’s happened at last. Himanta Biswa Sarma, once the right-hand man of Congress leader and former Assam chief minister, the late Tarun Gogoi, is now chief minister. His political journey to the position is an interesting story. Mr Sarma began his political career in the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) but left that organisation in a move that made history when in the 2001 Assembly elections, he defeated Bhrigu Kumar Phukan from the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP). It was in Phukan’s tutelage that Mr Sarma was initiated into politics. He later joined the Congress and gradually.....

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