Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Amit Shah ) : “Both chief ministers met Amit Shah in his residence and it was decided that both the states will constitute committees for resolving the border disputes through discussions. If necessary, the committees will also have members from the Opposition. To work for resolving the dispute, we will also have CM-level meetings whenever necessary,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 27, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We enjoyed the dinner together since we are good friends. We will meet the home minister tomorrow. Nothing discussed today," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 26, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Chief Minister ) : “We enjoyed the dinner together since we are good friends. We will meet the Home Minister . Nothing discussed today,” External link

thehindu Friday, November 26, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Chief Minister ) : “We enjoyed the dinner together since we are good friends. We will meet the Home Minister . Nothing discussed today,” External link

Hindu Friday, November 26, 2021 1:08:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "The total years of schooling will now be increased to 15 years from existing 12 years," External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We will hold the class 10 examination but that will not be of much significance," External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “This is being done as we noticed that many students who studied in Assamese medium schools were not able to succeed in medical and engineering entrance exams or secure jobs in central government agencies. The commission will provide coaching to these students with help of reputed institutes,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “But there will be three new conditions. All candidates will have to be residents of Assam, should have their name registered in state employment exchanges and mandatorily be able to speak Assamese, or any other language spoken in the state including Hindi, fluently. These conditions would make it difficult for prospective candidates from other states to take part in this exam,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "With an aim to strengthen our policing infrastructure, a key to the safety and growth of our society, we have decided to take several reformative measures in a review meeting held at Assam police headquarters," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Like Assam, other states also have their standpoint. Efforts must continue to resolve the issues at the dialogue table. Slowly we will go ahead," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Neiphiu Rio ) : "Today, he (Rio) wanted to meet me in Guwahati but since I have come to Jorhat, I invited him here. The meeting was not subject specific. It was a general discussion," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Assam has already made certain progress in implementing the policy. We have created a high-level committee for NEP. The draft NEP implementation plan has been ready and the Rajya Siksha Ayog has been formed," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Infrastructure development would be taken up for the merger with necessary budget allocation,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, November 17, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Both the committees have jointly visited these sites and are expected to submit their reports by November 30,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 16, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “It has come to my notice that a popular reality show host has used racist rhetoric against a young participant from Guwahati. This is shameful and totally unacceptable. Racism has no place in our country and we should all condemn it unequivocally,” External link

india Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “It has come to my notice that a popular reality show host has used racist rhetoric against a young participant from Guwahati. This is shameful and totally unacceptable. Racism has no place in our country and we should all condemn it unequivocally,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, November 16, 2021 11:05:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The new thing in this bypolls is that while Borgohain, Kurmi and Talukdar had earlier won by margins of few thousand votes, this time voters witnessed record-breaking victory margins. The electoral victory in Assam is not a normal one. Saying that we won the five seats is an understatement. We won all five seats by huge and huge margins,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “The way our workers worked and ensured victories for our candidates, it would inspire many to join the BJP. Frequent elections are not good, but there are indications that voters in at least two-three seats want bypolls. But when and how that will happen, I can’t say right now. My aim is for the BJP to bag all 126 seats in the state, if possible within my lifetime,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I will be visiting one of the polling booths, all the other MLAs will also be assigned districts in constituencies other than the one which they represent,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “No citizen of India should oppose CAA after seeing what happened in Afghanistan. I am sure there is now a better appreciation for the passing of CAA,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:25:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I have stopped giving funds to government madrassas. We need new politicians who can go to Muslim areas and say if a Hindu girl can become a PhD scholar or doctor, how can you force limitations on your daughters?” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:25:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I had not received any communication” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 11, 2021 3:32:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Every year farming worth 25 crores is done illegally in these forest lands. When we do an eviction, we are asked why we are evicting landless people,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 8, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Not thinking of a ministry expansion at this moment. A team (current ministry) is working. Let the government complete one year and then I will think of it," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "I will be sitting with all of them next month and discuss ways and means of turning around these companies," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "I humbly accept the love and blessings of the people of Assam. The winning margins have soared enormously as all the seats were bagged by over 25,000 vote margins. In some seats these are records," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "This is again a proof that people of the region support Modi in his developmental work in the region," "The mandate is testimony to the development work the NDA government in Assam is undertaking in the last five-and-half months since its election and a recognition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's endeavour to uplift the northeast," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We are now thinking of starting land surveys in char-chapori (sandbar) areas and this will clear many doubts. Some handful of people have occupied hundreds of bighas of land and displaced poor people, who moved to other places and encroached lands," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “People of Assam have been trading cattle for ages and still can continue doing so,” External link

news18 Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I have told them to explain to the people that if police go in and even if there is a small incident, then people in the world, particularly my Left friends, will exaggerate it,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 29, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed : “We have learnt that a number of ginger farmers have cultivated and settled in an area inside the forest, and are backed by 3-4 big traders…about 150 families have left on their own already,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 29, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “After Gorukhuti, we need to clean Lumding forest, but we are talking amicably so that it can happen through a proper discussion. I met most of the minority leaders and told them that if police go in and even if there is a small incident, then people in the world, particularly my left friends, will exaggerate it,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 29, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about The Hon ) : “The Hon’ble Gauhati High Court has passed an order for eviction. So, I met various minority student organisations. I have explained to them the Gauhati High Court order, and (asked them to) kindly explain it to the people,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 29, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed : “We have to comply with the High Court order. But before eviction, I am meeting people... We came to know that they had come for ginger farming inside a huge area in the forest and they were backed by 3-4 big traders. We are coming to know these facts now,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 29, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Individual cases were registered and people have been arrested. Those are matters of trial now. But we are convinced that both the organisations should be banned and we have already requested the Government of India for that,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 29, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted : “But, the bottom line is that whatever may have happened in Bangladesh or may not have happened, we must ensure that in Assam there is no attack on any religious minorities or vice versa,” External link

india Friday, October 29, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Remember these are bye-elections and it won’t decide the formation of government. Here voters will only choose who will represent them. So, won’t it be prudent to vote for the candidate from the party, which is already in power in Guwahati?” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 29, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma asked : "The Congress does not like us because we work for the people. We are going to have a new medical college, people are going to benefit from the Orunodoi scheme, but they have complained. Commoners are going to get the benefits of the schemes announced in the budget. Why should the Congress complain?" External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 26, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I am fortunate to enjoy my lunch with my brothers and sisters from the tea community and the worker of the garden. I had four helpings of fish, it was tasty. Whenever I visit tea gardens I make it a point to share food with them however in Jorhat this is for the first time” External link

news18 Monday, October 25, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed : “I have come for the election campaign but Mariani doesn’t need campaign” External link

news18 Monday, October 25, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "A new directive has come from New Delhi that all those who are above 17 years of age can now take the Covid-19 vaccine.I urge you to ensure that all our boys and girls between 17 to 18 years take the vaccine now," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 25, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "To ensure that such a situation does not repeat itself we have to take both the vaccine doses," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 25, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Ram Krishna ) : "In areas like Gorukhuti we are working bravely to safeguard Jati-Mati-Bheti (community, home and hearth) and build a foundation of Bor Asom (greater Assam) once again. In areas like Gorukhuti, where we lost Bhagwad, Mandir and Satra , is now echoing with Haridhwani (prayer of Hari). If we get people's blessings for five years, we will uphold the victory flag of Sanatan dharma in all those areas of the state where we lost the chant of Harinaam and deeds of Rama , Krishna and Shiva," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 25, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma asked ( about Badruddin Ajmal ) : "AIUDF and Ajmal are campaigning against BJP citing insecurity. We want to ask: who is actually not secure in Assam? Who will listen to our cry on how we lost Jati-Mati in the entire lower Assam?" External link

timesofindia Monday, October 25, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "AJP is campaigning for those people who opposed indigenous people in Gorukhuti and working against the interest of Assam. It is now clear that for power the AJP can join hands with anybody. But it won't have any impact on election results," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 25, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “In areas like Gorukhuti we are working bravely to safeguard Jati-Mati-Bheti (community, home and hearth) and build a foundation of Bor Asom (greater Assam) once again. In areas like Gorukhuti, where we lost Bhagwad, Mandir and Satra , is now echoing with Haridhwani (prayer of Hari). If we get people’s blessings for five years, we will uphold the victory flag of Sanatan dharma in all those areas of the state where we lost the chant of Harinaam and deeds of ,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma asked ( about Badruddin Ajmal ) : “AIUDF and Ajmal are campaigning against BJP citing insecurity. We want to ask: who is actually not secure in Assam? Who will listen to our cry on how we lost Jati-Mati in the entire lower Assam?” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “AJP is campaigning for those people who opposed indigenous people in Gorukhuti and working against the interest of Assam. It is now clear that for power the AJP can join hands with anybody. But it won't have any impact on election results,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I will take these lemons home and as these are my day’s income,” External link

news18 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I wouldn’t have visited here if Phani Da wouldn’t have paved the way. I have come here for the unseasonal bye-election. Bhabanipur was in a venture state under AIUDF. I felt sad that other constituencies shall move ahead under our government and not Bhabanipur. That’s why I requested Phani Da to join BJP,” External link

news18 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have decided that in addition to Saka and Gregorian, Bhaskarabda will be used in the official calendar by the Assam government. We have also decided to have a theme-based calendar every year,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I think we can put an end to lot of social problems in Assam if the Muslim community adopts decent family planning norms,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The hike in the prices of fuel has certainly hit the people. I believe the Government of India will have discussions with the countries from where we import fuel and soon give relief to the people,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “My political assessment is the election on Gossaigaon and Bhabanipur will be worth following closely as the contests here will be interesting,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 9, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Our candidates will win easily in Thowra, Mariani and Tamulpur. But as per my political assessment, in Bhabanipur and Gossaigaon there will be exciting contests,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 8, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “From taking oath as Gujarat CM 20 years ago on this day, and two consecutive stints as Prime Minister, Adarniya Pradhan Mantri Sri Narendra Modi has given Bharat a new momentum, a new identity. Pray to Maa Kamakhya to bless him,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “This machine is faster than PET-CT and essential for advanced cancer research activities,” External link

timesofindia Monday, October 4, 2021 7:10:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “This machine is faster than PET-CT and essential for advanced cancer research activities,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Apart from natives settled here, some doubtful people have settled around the hill and carrying out illegal activities and turned the area into a drinking den. The government has done mistakes in the past. We keep the mandap closed throughout the year, except on three days — October 2, Republic Day and Independence Day — and these elements are taking advantage of the government’s inactiveness here,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Those who have been living in Gorukhuti for a long time and have their names in the NRC, we will hold discussions with them," External link

newindianexpress Friday, October 1, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Earlier, when I was not the chief minister, I did not have access to intelligence files. But now I have them and these reports talk about a blueprint to take over constituencies after constituencies. Their common thought is to turn around the demography and emerge as the majority to take control of power at Dispur by 2050,” External link

timesofindia Friday, October 1, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “In the last election, three assembly constituencies — Barkhetri, Batadraba and Mangaldai constituencies — have gone from natives to illegal settlers just by change in demography as laid down in the blueprint,” External link

timesofindia Friday, October 1, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma alleged : “They have made a blueprint to occupy assembly constituencies one by one. As per information with me, they are trying to take over Sipajhar, Borsola and Lumding constituencies,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “I’m not naming any particular community. We shouldn’t say it’s being done by followers of Islam as indigenous Assamese Muslims are not part of this. The collective aim of these people (encroachers) is to completely alter the power equation in Assam by 2050,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “They want to change the demography of these three seats by the next election, which is in 2026. If we are able to prevent them from achieving that goal, it will be a big deal for us,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Government has undertaken some communication with ULFA-I. I asked Union Home Minister Amit Shah whether I can directly talk to Baruah if such a situation arises. He gave me permission and said it has to be a structured dialogue," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The employees will get a relief package of 570 crore. The rest of the amount will go in clearing other dues. In all 700 crore would be given to the liquidator. Once that is done, the 4700 ‘bighas’ of land of the two mills will belong to the state government, which in turn will be converted to industrial estates,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote : "A festive fervour on vaccination continues even as I write this," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “As part of the BJP, we believe he will work with the same enthusiasm for the development of Mariani,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 21, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "than me and will have a better understanding of that party and reasons for leaving it" External link

newindianexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will gradually incorporate a two-child policy for availing government benefits. You can consider this an announcement,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “There are some schemes for which we cannot impose the two-child policy, like availing free admission in schools and colleges or houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “If Covid cases do not decline within a week, we will be compelled to go for a total lockdown for 10 days,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “In districts like Biswanath, infection has gone up significantly in the last three days. Assessment of the districts will be done on Wednesday,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “If the plan materialise, 60 lakh more people in Assam will get vaccinated by July 10,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have our plan ready and every tea garden and every village besides the urban centres will have Covid vaccination centres and our immediate task is to achieve our goal in these 10 days and if we can do so, centre will continue to supply us even more in July and we can hopefully cover half of the population by July-end. The supply of vaccines if demand-driven,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Yesterday AIUDF chief Barduddin Ajmal met and extended support to government’s concern over women education,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “If we can meet the target of inoculating at least 2.80 lakh to 3 lakh people daily for the next 10 days, the central government will ensure that we continue to get more vaccines in July as well,” External link

india Saturday, June 19, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Those, who have been repaying on time but stopped it after BJP’s promise during the campaign, will be given the overdue amount by the government and they can repay to the banks so that their loan does not become NPA and they can continue with their timely repayment routine,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “For them, their loans will be waived off but that will have a negative impact on their CIBIL score, which could be detrimental to them in future while doing business with banks,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “From incentives to relief, we will be touching the lives of 22 lakh women of the state as far as are concerned,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The DCs must thereafter earmark priority-vaccine areas, which will stem the spread of the infection to villages and tea gardens,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote : “Feeling extremely a sense of satisfaction that the culprits have been identified (sic),” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “The family members of the victims said that there was no reason for them to commit suicide. The entire incident appears mysterious. That’s why I came to interact with the family and held discussions with officials, seeking details on the incident,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “No one is our enemy. The government is the guardian of every poor man and we want their development. But we need community support. They (immigrant Mulsims) have to come forward. Protests will not end their poverty. To end their poverty, we have to educate Muslim women, work on population control… poverty will never be reduced unless they control their population,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Family members of the victims say that there was no reason for them to die by suicide. The entire incident appears mysterious,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “The two tribal girls died under mysterious circumstances. Prima facie, it looks like a case of murder or suicide under duress,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “Many families live under constant insecurity in Lower Assam. I came here to send across a message that this government will not tolerate any kind of torture of the poor and the downtrodden,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told ( about Mohan Bhagwat ) : “My association with Bhagwat is very old. It was there even when I was in the Congress. My brother is also associated with ABVP. Before recent elections, he visited my house and had food. He also met my mother and gifted books to my children,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “I come here often. I had come four years ago during the valedictory function of the Tritiya Sangha Shiksha Varga,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “immigrant Muslims that have come from Bangladesh,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “To remove poverty, we have to educate Muslim women and control population. We are there to educate women. However, poverty will never get reduced unless you control your population,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, June 11, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “No one is our enemy. The government is the guardian of every poor man and we want their development. But we need community support. They (immigrant Mulsims) have to come forward. Protests will not end their poverty. To end their poverty, we have to educate Muslim women, work on population control… poverty will never be reduced unless they control their population,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 11, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “We want to work with the minority Muslim community to control population. The root cause of issues like poverty, land encroachment etc. lies in uncontrolled population growth. I think we can put an end to lot of social problems in Assam if the Muslim community adopts decent family planning norms,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “We want community support to spread education among Muslim women and birth control initiatives. Poverty won’t get reduced unless you control your population. I hope the community will respect the government’s stand on this and work towards this,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “All this encroachment is happening due to increase in population. If that trend continues, it will lead to paucity of living spaces and will result on conflict. Some are saying that such eviction drives shouldn’t happen. But we can’t allow people to illegally settle on forest land or land belonging to temples,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “We will initiate some measures from June 15. It will be more on a scientific pattern and after looking into the districtwise positivity rate,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Assam is the only state which has fought the second wave of Covid-19 without total lockdown. The Covid situation would have improved further had there been a toal lockdown in the state. But we kept in mind the livelihood options of the people and tried to fight with Covid in a balanced way,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The health department is trying to finish administering the first dose in Nagaon, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Tezpur in the next 10 days,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The 11 children whom we met today have an extended family to support them and therefore they need not be put in child care institution,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “The package will be of Rs 830 per month from Orunodoi, Rs 300 from widow pension and Rs 2.5 lakh as one-time assistance,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Chief Minister ) : “We hope the Chief Minister’s Sishu Seva Scheme would help the children who have lost their parents due to the virus,” External link

thehindu Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Most parents and student organizations in Assam are of the opinion that the board exams should be held. The education department will try and hold the exams in mid-July,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “All this encroachment is happening due to an increase in population. If that trend continues, it will lead to paucity of living space and will result on conflict. Some are saying that such eviction drives shouldn’t happen. But we can’t allow people to illegally settle on forest land or land belonging to temples,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Members of the community have assured us that they do not want encroachment on these lands,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will take decisions, including conducting the school board exams if the positivity rate falls below 2% by July 1. Our advance planning has helped us become oxygen surplus as well as help our north-eastern sister States with the supply of oxygen and cylinders,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Assam police will have 10 new commando battalions. They will be stationed at critical places including the Assam-Nagaland border where we have a boundary row, the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) etc. They would be a special unit comparable to NSG,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Sometimes policemen have to be on duty 24 hours. So, ideally we need three shifts, if not two-shifts in a day. We will start a new recruitment drive this year to implement this,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Hopefully he will be discharged from hospital in two or three days. Dr Senapati will be given a choice of the place of his posting after he resumes work,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted : “Strict action will be taken as per the law against the perpetrators and attackers on doctors and medical staff,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Institutional quarantine has become necessary for bringing down the positivity and mortality rate,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 5, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We had initially fixed June 15 for review of the situation and taking a decision on relaxing the curbs in Guwahati. But at present, there is a decline in cases in Guwahati and if this trend continues and by Saturday the figure comes down to 200, we can certainly think of partially relaxing the restrictions by June 7,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 4, 2021 12:05:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Paresh Baruah ) : "Paresh Baruah has been saying in the media that discussion must be held on sovereignty. On the other hand, whether it is the PM or the CM or any minister, he or she has taken the solemn oath to protect India's sovereignty. Under this situation, both sides are on opposite poles," External link

timesofindia Friday, June 4, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “There are many ways to assign responsibilities,” External link

thehindu Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “There are many ways to assign responsibilities,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “He (PM) listens to negative feedback, he rather encourages it,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “In the Cabinet, ministers will compile all the negative feedback (collected from MLAs) and give it to a senior minister. Then I will join the Cabinet and the senior minister will explain only the negative things about the government, so that we can immediately take remedial action,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “He listens to negative feedback, he rather encourages it,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Till we send them back, we have to create a class of non-citizens. We have to allow them to enjoy fundamental rights, rights to health and education, rights to life and liberty, however they may be disenfranchised till the question of extradition to Bangladesh is finally resolved. And there must be some specific time frame,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Chief Minister ) : “We did maximum welfare programs in the areas where the ’35 per cent’ people live. We have taken up construction of 8 lakh houses for Muslims in Assam. Roads, buildings, colleges, institutions after institutions are being built in areas where they live. But as a political person I know I am not going to get my vote out there. If I am a bit realistic and if I concentrate my resources in a place where I will get votes —what’s wrong in that? But today as a Chief Minister, if you ask me, whether I am going to work for that 35 per cent of the population or not — I will answer, ‘yes, I will work more and more for the welfare of that 35 per cent’. But as a BJP [politician] why will I go to seek vote where I am convinced that I am not going to get even a single vote,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “If we compare with the vaccine supply in May, Assam will get 30% more Covid-19 vaccines in June. This will become 50% in July and surplus in August. People will be able to get themselves inoculated through walk-in registration. The drive is going ahead in a planned manner,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will be in a position to administer the 2-DG drug on at least 13 patients initially,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Partial unlocking may start from June 7 but before June 15, total unlocking is not possible,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “If we compare with the vaccine supply in May, Assam will get 30% more Covid-19 vaccines in June. This will become 50% in July and surplus in August. People will be able to get themselves inoculated through walk-in registration. The drive is going ahead in a planned manner,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will be in a position to administer the 2-DG drug on at least 13 patients initially,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Partial unlocking may start from June 7 but before June 15, total unlocking is not possible,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The Assam government had signed an MoU with DRDO to set up a 300-bed COVID hospital with 100 ICU beds and 200 beds with oxygen facility. DRDO is expected to hand over the facility to the state government in the first week of June,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:18:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “True to the government’s commitment and for the welfare of the tea garden workers, the remaining ₹12 would be added after initiating consultation with the stakeholders,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "With this hike, the tea workers in Brahmaputra valley would get Rs 205 from the existing Rs 167 and tea workers of Barak valley would get Rs 183 from the existing Rs 145," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Since February 23 decision by the government to raise the daily wages of the tea garden workers and the subsequent court order, we considered it crucial to find a special solution, in the interim. Today, we have made a headway on that," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “At one point in time, I wondered if he had come to the Assembly just to spread the virus,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Akhil Gogoi ) : “How can a sick person be allowed to take part in the assembly session? Gogoi has been under treatment at GMCH for the past four months. He is getting treatment for psychological issues, emotional imbalance and mental problems,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:59:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We believe that cow is our mother. We want that beef is not consumed in places where cows are worshipped. I am not saying people as a whole should leave their natural habits,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The government and the ULFA-I, with an open mind, should create an atmosphere for talks. I want to say clearly that PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have goodwill to establish peace in Assam. May the path for peace begin with Retul Saikia’s release,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We believe that cow is our mother. We want that cattle don't come from West Bengal. We want that beef is not consumed in those places where cows are worshipped. I am not saying people as a whole should leave their natural habits," External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 24, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We are facing a shortage of vaccines which will persist for some time. But the state government is making best efforts to ramp up daily vaccination, from 50,000 beneficiaries daily to one lakh,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 24, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We are facing a shortage of vaccines which will persist for some time. But the state government is making best efforts to ramp up daily vaccination, from 50,000 beneficiaries daily to one lakh,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Rajdhani Express ) : “From now onwards, the Oxygen Express will come twice a week to Assam delivering a total 160 MT of oxygen. Apart from fulfilling the state’s own requirement, Assam would supply surplus oxygen to neighbouring NE states of Meghalaya, Manipur , Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Tripura,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "I am thankful to all the member nations for voting in my favour and I take this opportunity to congratulate the BWF President as well as my fellow Council Members on their appointment," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Murders and kidnappings… they do not solve problems, but complicate matters,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "But there are other things that have not been made public and it has to be seen how many of them can be accepted. I cannot tell those in front of the media, but we are trying," External link

myanmarnews Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "The Covid positivity rate has gone down considerably in Assam in the last few days. After conducting one lakh tests in two days, nearly six percent positivity has been reported. If the same trend continues, the Covid situation will show good improvement in the next 15 days," External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Hospital beds and ICU beds in government facilities for treating Covid patients are still lying vacant. Our thrust is to enhance the facilities in government hospitals so that the situation does not arise when patients have to go to private hospitals for Covid treatment," External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We have been administering around 50,000 jabs daily but my target is to inoculate nearly one lakh people everyday," External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “We have not touched that amount and now we can to buy the vaccines for 18-44 age group people. We can mobilise funds by raising taxes, which would again have to come from people. Instead of that people can donate Rs 600 or Rs 800 for two doses of Covishield or Covaxin respectively for one individual,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We hope to collect nearly 100 cr from the campaign. The government’s commitment to provide free vaccines for all still stands and irrespective of how much funds we are able to generate from the public, our vaccination drive will continue unabated,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Paresh Baruah ) : “Saikia’s parents, his wife and infant son are very distressed since his abduction. As an Assamese, it is my humble request to Paresh Baruah to release him at the earliest,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “If this sector is targeted, our state’s economic backbone will be broken,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Instructed Jt DHS to travel extensively to ensure best treatment and facilities for #Covid patients. Asked authorities to ramp up #RTPCR tests at least by 20 percent of total #RapidAntigenTest," External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “he doesn’t want his son to join politics” External link

outlookindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Paresh Baruah ) : “I will embrace with open arms any ray of hope that appears on the horizon. I think Paresh Baruah should move a peace talks proposal,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Arabinda Rajkhowa ) : “We are in discussion with the previous group (Rajkhowa faction), but the only question is that any agreement we arrive with the previous group may not end militancy or may not bring the entire outfit over ground,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “My earnest appeal to Paresh Baruah to have dialogue with the government as militancy will not do any good to Assam and its people are against such activities. PM Narendra Modi is willing to address any genuine concern of people and I think this is the right time for Paresh Baruah to sit for dialogues,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "In our review, we have found that the mortality rate is higher during night. Some patients (Covid infected) die within two-three hours of admission. One reason may be absence of senior doctors during night hours, when perhaps, the junior doctors stay on duty," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "A patient should get equal care during day and night," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Arabinda Rajkhowa ) : “We are in discussion with the previous group (Rajkhowa faction), but the only question is that any agreement we arrive with the previous group may not end militancy or may not bring the entire outfit over ground,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “My earnest appeal to Paresh Baruah to have dialogue with the government as militancy will not do any good to Assam and its people are against such activities. PM Narendra Modi is willing to address any genuine concern of people and I think this is the right time for Paresh Baruah to sit for dialogues,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Sir ) : “Sir @OfficeOfRG, who knows him better than me. Still remember you busy feeding biscuits 2 him while we wanted to discuss urgent Assam’s issues,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 17, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "In our review, we have found that the mortality rate is higher during night. Some patients (Covid infected) die within two-three hours of admission. One reason may be absence of senior doctors during night hours, when perhaps, the junior doctors stay on duty," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "A patient should get equal care during day and night," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Creating a conducive atmosphere for talks is the responsibility of both sides (government and Ulfa-I). The government will create the atmosphere on its part,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Murders and kidnappings… they do not solve problems, but complicate matters,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Murders and kidnappings… they do not solve problems, but complicate matters,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "This act of violence is a sign of desperation and cowardice. State government will never tolerate such kind of highhandedness leading to the loss of precious human lives," External link

news18 Friday, May 14, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Assam is committed to pursue the vision of Hon PM Sri @narendramodi who recently said while in Bangladesh Let India and Bangladesh move forward together. We shall continue to gain mutually," External link

news18 Friday, May 14, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Murders and kidnappings… they do not solve problems, but complicate matters,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 14, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Our view on NRC is very clear. We want 20% re-verification of the list in districts bordering Bangladesh and 10% re-verification in other districts. If after that, the NRC is found to be correct, the state government would accept it and take the process forward. But if the NRC is found faulty after re-verification, we would want the Supreme Court to view this issue critically,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 14, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Our government will try and ensure granting of ST status to these communities through talks with all stakeholders without hurting the interests of other communities who are already in the same category. Our previous government had worked on some ways in which this issued could be resolved and we are confident on doing that in coming days,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 14, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma stated : “Several serious, fundamental and substantial errors have crept into the whole process of updating the NRC in Assam. This has vitiated the entire exercise and the present draft and the supplementary list for inclusion & exclusion of NRC that has been published is not free from errors,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Assam Students Union ) : “Doctors discharged him from hospital, as he deeply desired to return home. The Assam government will take all needful measures to keep Borgohain’s invaluable creations and ideology alive among the young generation,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “He was a gifted writer who exhibited his prowess in all genres of literature with equal ease. He had a deep understanding of human life and through his simple and unique style of writing, highlighted its myriad facets. He has left an unparalleled legacy with his literary and journalistic contributions,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Murders and kidnappings… they do not solve problems, but complicate matters,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The Covid-19 situation in Assam is alarming and daily cases have crossed the 5,000-mark. In our first cabinet meeting tomorrow, we will discuss it from all perspectives, and take measures. Unless the pandemic is controlled in Assam, it cannot be controlled in the other northeastern states. We have a responsibility towards the people of Assam as well as all other NE states,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Our view on NRC is very clear. We want 20% re-verification of the list in districts bordering Bangladesh and 10% re-verification in other districts. If after that, NRC is found to be correct, the state government would accept it and take the process forward. But if NRC is found faulty even after re-verification, we would want the Supreme Court to view this issue critically,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma déclaré : "Nous ne croyons plus dans la forme actuelle du NRC" External link

lexpress Sunday, September 1, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT



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Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Amit Shah ) : “Both chief ministers met Amit Shah in his residence and it was decided that both the states will constitute committees for resolving the border disputes through discussions. If necessary, the committees will also have members from the Opposition. To work for resolving the dispute, we will also have CM-level meetings whenever necessary,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 27, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We enjoyed the dinner together since we are good friends. We will meet the home minister tomorrow. Nothing discussed today," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 26, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Chief Minister ) : “We enjoyed the dinner together since we are good friends. We will meet the Home Minister . Nothing discussed today,” External link

thehindu Friday, November 26, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Chief Minister ) : “We enjoyed the dinner together since we are good friends. We will meet the Home Minister . Nothing discussed today,” External link

Hindu Friday, November 26, 2021 1:08:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "The total years of schooling will now be increased to 15 years from existing 12 years," External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We will hold the class 10 examination but that will not be of much significance," External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “This is being done as we noticed that many students who studied in Assamese medium schools were not able to succeed in medical and engineering entrance exams or secure jobs in central government agencies. The commission will provide coaching to these students with help of reputed institutes,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “But there will be three new conditions. All candidates will have to be residents of Assam, should have their name registered in state employment exchanges and mandatorily be able to speak Assamese, or any other language spoken in the state including Hindi, fluently. These conditions would make it difficult for prospective candidates from other states to take part in this exam,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "With an aim to strengthen our policing infrastructure, a key to the safety and growth of our society, we have decided to take several reformative measures in a review meeting held at Assam police headquarters," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Like Assam, other states also have their standpoint. Efforts must continue to resolve the issues at the dialogue table. Slowly we will go ahead," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Neiphiu Rio ) : "Today, he (Rio) wanted to meet me in Guwahati but since I have come to Jorhat, I invited him here. The meeting was not subject specific. It was a general discussion," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Assam has already made certain progress in implementing the policy. We have created a high-level committee for NEP. The draft NEP implementation plan has been ready and the Rajya Siksha Ayog has been formed," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Infrastructure development would be taken up for the merger with necessary budget allocation,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, November 17, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Both the committees have jointly visited these sites and are expected to submit their reports by November 30,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 16, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “It has come to my notice that a popular reality show host has used racist rhetoric against a young participant from Guwahati. This is shameful and totally unacceptable. Racism has no place in our country and we should all condemn it unequivocally,” External link

india Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “It has come to my notice that a popular reality show host has used racist rhetoric against a young participant from Guwahati. This is shameful and totally unacceptable. Racism has no place in our country and we should all condemn it unequivocally,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, November 16, 2021 11:05:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The new thing in this bypolls is that while Borgohain, Kurmi and Talukdar had earlier won by margins of few thousand votes, this time voters witnessed record-breaking victory margins. The electoral victory in Assam is not a normal one. Saying that we won the five seats is an understatement. We won all five seats by huge and huge margins,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “The way our workers worked and ensured victories for our candidates, it would inspire many to join the BJP. Frequent elections are not good, but there are indications that voters in at least two-three seats want bypolls. But when and how that will happen, I can’t say right now. My aim is for the BJP to bag all 126 seats in the state, if possible within my lifetime,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I will be visiting one of the polling booths, all the other MLAs will also be assigned districts in constituencies other than the one which they represent,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “No citizen of India should oppose CAA after seeing what happened in Afghanistan. I am sure there is now a better appreciation for the passing of CAA,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:25:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I have stopped giving funds to government madrassas. We need new politicians who can go to Muslim areas and say if a Hindu girl can become a PhD scholar or doctor, how can you force limitations on your daughters?” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:25:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I had not received any communication” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 11, 2021 3:32:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Every year farming worth 25 crores is done illegally in these forest lands. When we do an eviction, we are asked why we are evicting landless people,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 8, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Not thinking of a ministry expansion at this moment. A team (current ministry) is working. Let the government complete one year and then I will think of it," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "I will be sitting with all of them next month and discuss ways and means of turning around these companies," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "I humbly accept the love and blessings of the people of Assam. The winning margins have soared enormously as all the seats were bagged by over 25,000 vote margins. In some seats these are records," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "This is again a proof that people of the region support Modi in his developmental work in the region," "The mandate is testimony to the development work the NDA government in Assam is undertaking in the last five-and-half months since its election and a recognition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's endeavour to uplift the northeast," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We are now thinking of starting land surveys in char-chapori (sandbar) areas and this will clear many doubts. Some handful of people have occupied hundreds of bighas of land and displaced poor people, who moved to other places and encroached lands," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “People of Assam have been trading cattle for ages and still can continue doing so,” External link

news18 Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I have told them to explain to the people that if police go in and even if there is a small incident, then people in the world, particularly my Left friends, will exaggerate it,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 29, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed : “We have learnt that a number of ginger farmers have cultivated and settled in an area inside the forest, and are backed by 3-4 big traders…about 150 families have left on their own already,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 29, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “After Gorukhuti, we need to clean Lumding forest, but we are talking amicably so that it can happen through a proper discussion. I met most of the minority leaders and told them that if police go in and even if there is a small incident, then people in the world, particularly my left friends, will exaggerate it,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 29, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about The Hon ) : “The Hon’ble Gauhati High Court has passed an order for eviction. So, I met various minority student organisations. I have explained to them the Gauhati High Court order, and (asked them to) kindly explain it to the people,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 29, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed : “We have to comply with the High Court order. But before eviction, I am meeting people... We came to know that they had come for ginger farming inside a huge area in the forest and they were backed by 3-4 big traders. We are coming to know these facts now,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 29, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Individual cases were registered and people have been arrested. Those are matters of trial now. But we are convinced that both the organisations should be banned and we have already requested the Government of India for that,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 29, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted : “But, the bottom line is that whatever may have happened in Bangladesh or may not have happened, we must ensure that in Assam there is no attack on any religious minorities or vice versa,” External link

india Friday, October 29, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Remember these are bye-elections and it won’t decide the formation of government. Here voters will only choose who will represent them. So, won’t it be prudent to vote for the candidate from the party, which is already in power in Guwahati?” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 29, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma asked : "The Congress does not like us because we work for the people. We are going to have a new medical college, people are going to benefit from the Orunodoi scheme, but they have complained. Commoners are going to get the benefits of the schemes announced in the budget. Why should the Congress complain?" External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 26, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I am fortunate to enjoy my lunch with my brothers and sisters from the tea community and the worker of the garden. I had four helpings of fish, it was tasty. Whenever I visit tea gardens I make it a point to share food with them however in Jorhat this is for the first time” External link

news18 Monday, October 25, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed : “I have come for the election campaign but Mariani doesn’t need campaign” External link

news18 Monday, October 25, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "A new directive has come from New Delhi that all those who are above 17 years of age can now take the Covid-19 vaccine.I urge you to ensure that all our boys and girls between 17 to 18 years take the vaccine now," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 25, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "To ensure that such a situation does not repeat itself we have to take both the vaccine doses," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 25, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Ram Krishna ) : "In areas like Gorukhuti we are working bravely to safeguard Jati-Mati-Bheti (community, home and hearth) and build a foundation of Bor Asom (greater Assam) once again. In areas like Gorukhuti, where we lost Bhagwad, Mandir and Satra , is now echoing with Haridhwani (prayer of Hari). If we get people's blessings for five years, we will uphold the victory flag of Sanatan dharma in all those areas of the state where we lost the chant of Harinaam and deeds of Rama , Krishna and Shiva," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 25, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma asked ( about Badruddin Ajmal ) : "AIUDF and Ajmal are campaigning against BJP citing insecurity. We want to ask: who is actually not secure in Assam? Who will listen to our cry on how we lost Jati-Mati in the entire lower Assam?" External link

timesofindia Monday, October 25, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "AJP is campaigning for those people who opposed indigenous people in Gorukhuti and working against the interest of Assam. It is now clear that for power the AJP can join hands with anybody. But it won't have any impact on election results," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 25, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “In areas like Gorukhuti we are working bravely to safeguard Jati-Mati-Bheti (community, home and hearth) and build a foundation of Bor Asom (greater Assam) once again. In areas like Gorukhuti, where we lost Bhagwad, Mandir and Satra , is now echoing with Haridhwani (prayer of Hari). If we get people’s blessings for five years, we will uphold the victory flag of Sanatan dharma in all those areas of the state where we lost the chant of Harinaam and deeds of ,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma asked ( about Badruddin Ajmal ) : “AIUDF and Ajmal are campaigning against BJP citing insecurity. We want to ask: who is actually not secure in Assam? Who will listen to our cry on how we lost Jati-Mati in the entire lower Assam?” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “AJP is campaigning for those people who opposed indigenous people in Gorukhuti and working against the interest of Assam. It is now clear that for power the AJP can join hands with anybody. But it won't have any impact on election results,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I will take these lemons home and as these are my day’s income,” External link

news18 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I wouldn’t have visited here if Phani Da wouldn’t have paved the way. I have come here for the unseasonal bye-election. Bhabanipur was in a venture state under AIUDF. I felt sad that other constituencies shall move ahead under our government and not Bhabanipur. That’s why I requested Phani Da to join BJP,” External link

news18 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have decided that in addition to Saka and Gregorian, Bhaskarabda will be used in the official calendar by the Assam government. We have also decided to have a theme-based calendar every year,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I think we can put an end to lot of social problems in Assam if the Muslim community adopts decent family planning norms,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The hike in the prices of fuel has certainly hit the people. I believe the Government of India will have discussions with the countries from where we import fuel and soon give relief to the people,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “My political assessment is the election on Gossaigaon and Bhabanipur will be worth following closely as the contests here will be interesting,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 9, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Our candidates will win easily in Thowra, Mariani and Tamulpur. But as per my political assessment, in Bhabanipur and Gossaigaon there will be exciting contests,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 8, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “From taking oath as Gujarat CM 20 years ago on this day, and two consecutive stints as Prime Minister, Adarniya Pradhan Mantri Sri Narendra Modi has given Bharat a new momentum, a new identity. Pray to Maa Kamakhya to bless him,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “This machine is faster than PET-CT and essential for advanced cancer research activities,” External link

timesofindia Monday, October 4, 2021 7:10:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “This machine is faster than PET-CT and essential for advanced cancer research activities,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Apart from natives settled here, some doubtful people have settled around the hill and carrying out illegal activities and turned the area into a drinking den. The government has done mistakes in the past. We keep the mandap closed throughout the year, except on three days — October 2, Republic Day and Independence Day — and these elements are taking advantage of the government’s inactiveness here,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Those who have been living in Gorukhuti for a long time and have their names in the NRC, we will hold discussions with them," External link

newindianexpress Friday, October 1, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Earlier, when I was not the chief minister, I did not have access to intelligence files. But now I have them and these reports talk about a blueprint to take over constituencies after constituencies. Their common thought is to turn around the demography and emerge as the majority to take control of power at Dispur by 2050,” External link

timesofindia Friday, October 1, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “In the last election, three assembly constituencies — Barkhetri, Batadraba and Mangaldai constituencies — have gone from natives to illegal settlers just by change in demography as laid down in the blueprint,” External link

timesofindia Friday, October 1, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma alleged : “They have made a blueprint to occupy assembly constituencies one by one. As per information with me, they are trying to take over Sipajhar, Borsola and Lumding constituencies,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “I’m not naming any particular community. We shouldn’t say it’s being done by followers of Islam as indigenous Assamese Muslims are not part of this. The collective aim of these people (encroachers) is to completely alter the power equation in Assam by 2050,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “They want to change the demography of these three seats by the next election, which is in 2026. If we are able to prevent them from achieving that goal, it will be a big deal for us,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Government has undertaken some communication with ULFA-I. I asked Union Home Minister Amit Shah whether I can directly talk to Baruah if such a situation arises. He gave me permission and said it has to be a structured dialogue," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The employees will get a relief package of 570 crore. The rest of the amount will go in clearing other dues. In all 700 crore would be given to the liquidator. Once that is done, the 4700 ‘bighas’ of land of the two mills will belong to the state government, which in turn will be converted to industrial estates,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote : "A festive fervour on vaccination continues even as I write this," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “As part of the BJP, we believe he will work with the same enthusiasm for the development of Mariani,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 21, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "than me and will have a better understanding of that party and reasons for leaving it" External link

newindianexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will gradually incorporate a two-child policy for availing government benefits. You can consider this an announcement,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “There are some schemes for which we cannot impose the two-child policy, like availing free admission in schools and colleges or houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “If Covid cases do not decline within a week, we will be compelled to go for a total lockdown for 10 days,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “In districts like Biswanath, infection has gone up significantly in the last three days. Assessment of the districts will be done on Wednesday,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “If the plan materialise, 60 lakh more people in Assam will get vaccinated by July 10,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have our plan ready and every tea garden and every village besides the urban centres will have Covid vaccination centres and our immediate task is to achieve our goal in these 10 days and if we can do so, centre will continue to supply us even more in July and we can hopefully cover half of the population by July-end. The supply of vaccines if demand-driven,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Yesterday AIUDF chief Barduddin Ajmal met and extended support to government’s concern over women education,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “If we can meet the target of inoculating at least 2.80 lakh to 3 lakh people daily for the next 10 days, the central government will ensure that we continue to get more vaccines in July as well,” External link

india Saturday, June 19, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Those, who have been repaying on time but stopped it after BJP’s promise during the campaign, will be given the overdue amount by the government and they can repay to the banks so that their loan does not become NPA and they can continue with their timely repayment routine,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “For them, their loans will be waived off but that will have a negative impact on their CIBIL score, which could be detrimental to them in future while doing business with banks,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “From incentives to relief, we will be touching the lives of 22 lakh women of the state as far as are concerned,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The DCs must thereafter earmark priority-vaccine areas, which will stem the spread of the infection to villages and tea gardens,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote : “Feeling extremely a sense of satisfaction that the culprits have been identified (sic),” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “The family members of the victims said that there was no reason for them to commit suicide. The entire incident appears mysterious. That’s why I came to interact with the family and held discussions with officials, seeking details on the incident,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “No one is our enemy. The government is the guardian of every poor man and we want their development. But we need community support. They (immigrant Mulsims) have to come forward. Protests will not end their poverty. To end their poverty, we have to educate Muslim women, work on population control… poverty will never be reduced unless they control their population,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Family members of the victims say that there was no reason for them to die by suicide. The entire incident appears mysterious,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “The two tribal girls died under mysterious circumstances. Prima facie, it looks like a case of murder or suicide under duress,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “Many families live under constant insecurity in Lower Assam. I came here to send across a message that this government will not tolerate any kind of torture of the poor and the downtrodden,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told ( about Mohan Bhagwat ) : “My association with Bhagwat is very old. It was there even when I was in the Congress. My brother is also associated with ABVP. Before recent elections, he visited my house and had food. He also met my mother and gifted books to my children,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “I come here often. I had come four years ago during the valedictory function of the Tritiya Sangha Shiksha Varga,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “immigrant Muslims that have come from Bangladesh,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “To remove poverty, we have to educate Muslim women and control population. We are there to educate women. However, poverty will never get reduced unless you control your population,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, June 11, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “No one is our enemy. The government is the guardian of every poor man and we want their development. But we need community support. They (immigrant Mulsims) have to come forward. Protests will not end their poverty. To end their poverty, we have to educate Muslim women, work on population control… poverty will never be reduced unless they control their population,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 11, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “We want to work with the minority Muslim community to control population. The root cause of issues like poverty, land encroachment etc. lies in uncontrolled population growth. I think we can put an end to lot of social problems in Assam if the Muslim community adopts decent family planning norms,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “We want community support to spread education among Muslim women and birth control initiatives. Poverty won’t get reduced unless you control your population. I hope the community will respect the government’s stand on this and work towards this,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “All this encroachment is happening due to increase in population. If that trend continues, it will lead to paucity of living spaces and will result on conflict. Some are saying that such eviction drives shouldn’t happen. But we can’t allow people to illegally settle on forest land or land belonging to temples,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “We will initiate some measures from June 15. It will be more on a scientific pattern and after looking into the districtwise positivity rate,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Assam is the only state which has fought the second wave of Covid-19 without total lockdown. The Covid situation would have improved further had there been a toal lockdown in the state. But we kept in mind the livelihood options of the people and tried to fight with Covid in a balanced way,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The health department is trying to finish administering the first dose in Nagaon, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Tezpur in the next 10 days,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The 11 children whom we met today have an extended family to support them and therefore they need not be put in child care institution,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “The package will be of Rs 830 per month from Orunodoi, Rs 300 from widow pension and Rs 2.5 lakh as one-time assistance,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Chief Minister ) : “We hope the Chief Minister’s Sishu Seva Scheme would help the children who have lost their parents due to the virus,” External link

thehindu Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Most parents and student organizations in Assam are of the opinion that the board exams should be held. The education department will try and hold the exams in mid-July,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “All this encroachment is happening due to an increase in population. If that trend continues, it will lead to paucity of living space and will result on conflict. Some are saying that such eviction drives shouldn’t happen. But we can’t allow people to illegally settle on forest land or land belonging to temples,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Members of the community have assured us that they do not want encroachment on these lands,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will take decisions, including conducting the school board exams if the positivity rate falls below 2% by July 1. Our advance planning has helped us become oxygen surplus as well as help our north-eastern sister States with the supply of oxygen and cylinders,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Assam police will have 10 new commando battalions. They will be stationed at critical places including the Assam-Nagaland border where we have a boundary row, the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) etc. They would be a special unit comparable to NSG,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Sometimes policemen have to be on duty 24 hours. So, ideally we need three shifts, if not two-shifts in a day. We will start a new recruitment drive this year to implement this,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Hopefully he will be discharged from hospital in two or three days. Dr Senapati will be given a choice of the place of his posting after he resumes work,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted : “Strict action will be taken as per the law against the perpetrators and attackers on doctors and medical staff,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Institutional quarantine has become necessary for bringing down the positivity and mortality rate,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 5, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We had initially fixed June 15 for review of the situation and taking a decision on relaxing the curbs in Guwahati. But at present, there is a decline in cases in Guwahati and if this trend continues and by Saturday the figure comes down to 200, we can certainly think of partially relaxing the restrictions by June 7,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 4, 2021 12:05:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Paresh Baruah ) : "Paresh Baruah has been saying in the media that discussion must be held on sovereignty. On the other hand, whether it is the PM or the CM or any minister, he or she has taken the solemn oath to protect India's sovereignty. Under this situation, both sides are on opposite poles," External link

timesofindia Friday, June 4, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “There are many ways to assign responsibilities,” External link

thehindu Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “There are many ways to assign responsibilities,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “He (PM) listens to negative feedback, he rather encourages it,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “In the Cabinet, ministers will compile all the negative feedback (collected from MLAs) and give it to a senior minister. Then I will join the Cabinet and the senior minister will explain only the negative things about the government, so that we can immediately take remedial action,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “He listens to negative feedback, he rather encourages it,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Till we send them back, we have to create a class of non-citizens. We have to allow them to enjoy fundamental rights, rights to health and education, rights to life and liberty, however they may be disenfranchised till the question of extradition to Bangladesh is finally resolved. And there must be some specific time frame,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Chief Minister ) : “We did maximum welfare programs in the areas where the ’35 per cent’ people live. We have taken up construction of 8 lakh houses for Muslims in Assam. Roads, buildings, colleges, institutions after institutions are being built in areas where they live. But as a political person I know I am not going to get my vote out there. If I am a bit realistic and if I concentrate my resources in a place where I will get votes —what’s wrong in that? But today as a Chief Minister, if you ask me, whether I am going to work for that 35 per cent of the population or not — I will answer, ‘yes, I will work more and more for the welfare of that 35 per cent’. But as a BJP [politician] why will I go to seek vote where I am convinced that I am not going to get even a single vote,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “If we compare with the vaccine supply in May, Assam will get 30% more Covid-19 vaccines in June. This will become 50% in July and surplus in August. People will be able to get themselves inoculated through walk-in registration. The drive is going ahead in a planned manner,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will be in a position to administer the 2-DG drug on at least 13 patients initially,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Partial unlocking may start from June 7 but before June 15, total unlocking is not possible,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “If we compare with the vaccine supply in May, Assam will get 30% more Covid-19 vaccines in June. This will become 50% in July and surplus in August. People will be able to get themselves inoculated through walk-in registration. The drive is going ahead in a planned manner,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will be in a position to administer the 2-DG drug on at least 13 patients initially,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Partial unlocking may start from June 7 but before June 15, total unlocking is not possible,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The Assam government had signed an MoU with DRDO to set up a 300-bed COVID hospital with 100 ICU beds and 200 beds with oxygen facility. DRDO is expected to hand over the facility to the state government in the first week of June,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:18:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “True to the government’s commitment and for the welfare of the tea garden workers, the remaining ₹12 would be added after initiating consultation with the stakeholders,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "With this hike, the tea workers in Brahmaputra valley would get Rs 205 from the existing Rs 167 and tea workers of Barak valley would get Rs 183 from the existing Rs 145," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Since February 23 decision by the government to raise the daily wages of the tea garden workers and the subsequent court order, we considered it crucial to find a special solution, in the interim. Today, we have made a headway on that," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “At one point in time, I wondered if he had come to the Assembly just to spread the virus,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Akhil Gogoi ) : “How can a sick person be allowed to take part in the assembly session? Gogoi has been under treatment at GMCH for the past four months. He is getting treatment for psychological issues, emotional imbalance and mental problems,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:59:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We believe that cow is our mother. We want that beef is not consumed in places where cows are worshipped. I am not saying people as a whole should leave their natural habits,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The government and the ULFA-I, with an open mind, should create an atmosphere for talks. I want to say clearly that PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have goodwill to establish peace in Assam. May the path for peace begin with Retul Saikia’s release,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We believe that cow is our mother. We want that cattle don't come from West Bengal. We want that beef is not consumed in those places where cows are worshipped. I am not saying people as a whole should leave their natural habits," External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 24, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We are facing a shortage of vaccines which will persist for some time. But the state government is making best efforts to ramp up daily vaccination, from 50,000 beneficiaries daily to one lakh,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 24, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We are facing a shortage of vaccines which will persist for some time. But the state government is making best efforts to ramp up daily vaccination, from 50,000 beneficiaries daily to one lakh,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Rajdhani Express ) : “From now onwards, the Oxygen Express will come twice a week to Assam delivering a total 160 MT of oxygen. Apart from fulfilling the state’s own requirement, Assam would supply surplus oxygen to neighbouring NE states of Meghalaya, Manipur , Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Tripura,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "I am thankful to all the member nations for voting in my favour and I take this opportunity to congratulate the BWF President as well as my fellow Council Members on their appointment," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Murders and kidnappings… they do not solve problems, but complicate matters,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "But there are other things that have not been made public and it has to be seen how many of them can be accepted. I cannot tell those in front of the media, but we are trying," External link

myanmarnews Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "The Covid positivity rate has gone down considerably in Assam in the last few days. After conducting one lakh tests in two days, nearly six percent positivity has been reported. If the same trend continues, the Covid situation will show good improvement in the next 15 days," External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Hospital beds and ICU beds in government facilities for treating Covid patients are still lying vacant. Our thrust is to enhance the facilities in government hospitals so that the situation does not arise when patients have to go to private hospitals for Covid treatment," External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We have been administering around 50,000 jabs daily but my target is to inoculate nearly one lakh people everyday," External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : “We have not touched that amount and now we can to buy the vaccines for 18-44 age group people. We can mobilise funds by raising taxes, which would again have to come from people. Instead of that people can donate Rs 600 or Rs 800 for two doses of Covishield or Covaxin respectively for one individual,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We hope to collect nearly 100 cr from the campaign. The government’s commitment to provide free vaccines for all still stands and irrespective of how much funds we are able to generate from the public, our vaccination drive will continue unabated,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Paresh Baruah ) : “Saikia’s parents, his wife and infant son are very distressed since his abduction. As an Assamese, it is my humble request to Paresh Baruah to release him at the earliest,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “If this sector is targeted, our state’s economic backbone will be broken,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Instructed Jt DHS to travel extensively to ensure best treatment and facilities for #Covid patients. Asked authorities to ramp up #RTPCR tests at least by 20 percent of total #RapidAntigenTest," External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “he doesn’t want his son to join politics” External link

outlookindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Paresh Baruah ) : “I will embrace with open arms any ray of hope that appears on the horizon. I think Paresh Baruah should move a peace talks proposal,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Arabinda Rajkhowa ) : “We are in discussion with the previous group (Rajkhowa faction), but the only question is that any agreement we arrive with the previous group may not end militancy or may not bring the entire outfit over ground,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “My earnest appeal to Paresh Baruah to have dialogue with the government as militancy will not do any good to Assam and its people are against such activities. PM Narendra Modi is willing to address any genuine concern of people and I think this is the right time for Paresh Baruah to sit for dialogues,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "In our review, we have found that the mortality rate is higher during night. Some patients (Covid infected) die within two-three hours of admission. One reason may be absence of senior doctors during night hours, when perhaps, the junior doctors stay on duty," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "A patient should get equal care during day and night," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Arabinda Rajkhowa ) : “We are in discussion with the previous group (Rajkhowa faction), but the only question is that any agreement we arrive with the previous group may not end militancy or may not bring the entire outfit over ground,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “My earnest appeal to Paresh Baruah to have dialogue with the government as militancy will not do any good to Assam and its people are against such activities. PM Narendra Modi is willing to address any genuine concern of people and I think this is the right time for Paresh Baruah to sit for dialogues,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Sir ) : “Sir @OfficeOfRG, who knows him better than me. Still remember you busy feeding biscuits 2 him while we wanted to discuss urgent Assam’s issues,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 17, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "In our review, we have found that the mortality rate is higher during night. Some patients (Covid infected) die within two-three hours of admission. One reason may be absence of senior doctors during night hours, when perhaps, the junior doctors stay on duty," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "A patient should get equal care during day and night," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Creating a conducive atmosphere for talks is the responsibility of both sides (government and Ulfa-I). The government will create the atmosphere on its part,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Murders and kidnappings… they do not solve problems, but complicate matters,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Murders and kidnappings… they do not solve problems, but complicate matters,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "This act of violence is a sign of desperation and cowardice. State government will never tolerate such kind of highhandedness leading to the loss of precious human lives," External link

news18 Friday, May 14, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Assam is committed to pursue the vision of Hon PM Sri @narendramodi who recently said while in Bangladesh Let India and Bangladesh move forward together. We shall continue to gain mutually," External link

news18 Friday, May 14, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Murders and kidnappings… they do not solve problems, but complicate matters,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 14, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Our view on NRC is very clear. We want 20% re-verification of the list in districts bordering Bangladesh and 10% re-verification in other districts. If after that, the NRC is found to be correct, the state government would accept it and take the process forward. But if the NRC is found faulty after re-verification, we would want the Supreme Court to view this issue critically,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 14, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Our government will try and ensure granting of ST status to these communities through talks with all stakeholders without hurting the interests of other communities who are already in the same category. Our previous government had worked on some ways in which this issued could be resolved and we are confident on doing that in coming days,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 14, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma stated : “Several serious, fundamental and substantial errors have crept into the whole process of updating the NRC in Assam. This has vitiated the entire exercise and the present draft and the supplementary list for inclusion & exclusion of NRC that has been published is not free from errors,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Assam Students Union ) : “Doctors discharged him from hospital, as he deeply desired to return home. The Assam government will take all needful measures to keep Borgohain’s invaluable creations and ideology alive among the young generation,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “He was a gifted writer who exhibited his prowess in all genres of literature with equal ease. He had a deep understanding of human life and through his simple and unique style of writing, highlighted its myriad facets. He has left an unparalleled legacy with his literary and journalistic contributions,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Murders and kidnappings… they do not solve problems, but complicate matters,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The Covid-19 situation in Assam is alarming and daily cases have crossed the 5,000-mark. In our first cabinet meeting tomorrow, we will discuss it from all perspectives, and take measures. Unless the pandemic is controlled in Assam, it cannot be controlled in the other northeastern states. We have a responsibility towards the people of Assam as well as all other NE states,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Our view on NRC is very clear. We want 20% re-verification of the list in districts bordering Bangladesh and 10% re-verification in other districts. If after that, NRC is found to be correct, the state government would accept it and take the process forward. But if NRC is found faulty even after re-verification, we would want the Supreme Court to view this issue critically,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma déclaré : "Nous ne croyons plus dans la forme actuelle du NRC" External link

lexpress Sunday, September 1, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
health minister54.55%EN11/28/201328/11/2013
spokesman27.27%EN10/31/200831/10/2008
minister18.18%EN10/07/200807/10/2008
Names Lang Count
Himanta Biswa SarmaEN94.12%
Himanta Biswa SarmaSA5.88%


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