Himanta Biswa Sarma

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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 said : "The COVID-19 situation in Assam is alarming and my first job will be to control it. Our daily cases have crossed 5,000 mark. In our cabinet meeting tomorrow, we will discuss it from all perspectives. We will take measures to contain the cases. The new government will take every possible measure to contain the spread (of coronavirus)," External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 10, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We have one of the best fiscal situations. I want to tell everyone that there is absolutely no cause of concern on the financial condition of Assam," External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 10, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We will see to it that there is no impact on the existing communities. We will discuss this with all stakeholders and proceed accordingly" External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 10, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will have our first cabinet meeting tomorrow, when we will take stock of the Covid-19 situation in the state and discuss measures that can be adopted to contain the spread of the virus,” External link

outlookindia Monday, May 10, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “COVID situation in Assam is alarming. We've seen that our daily cases have crossed almost 5000. Tomorrow when we meet for the first time in the cabinet, we'll discuss COVID situation from all perspectives and we'll take all measures required to contain COVID outbreak,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, May 10, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Paresh Baruah ) : "A dialogue with the ULFA is a two-way traffic. Paresh Baruah has to come forward. Similarly, we have to go to him. If both sides have the will, communication won't be difficult," External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 10, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We want 20 percent re-verification of the list in districts bordering Bangladesh and 10 percent re-verification in other districts,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, May 10, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Daily cases in Assam have crossed 5,000. The situation in Assam will affect other northeastern states as well,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, May 10, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "We will start working from tomorrow to achieve this objective," External link

business-standard Monday, May 10, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "The COVID-19 situation in Assam is alarming. Our daily cases have crossed the 5,000-mark. In our cabinet meeting tomorrow, we will discuss it from all perspectives, and take measures," External link

business-standard Monday, May 10, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “You will see a pro-active government which will be there for you at 12am, at 5am and also at 2pm. We will try and resolve all pending issues and seek blessings of the people of Assam,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 10, 2021 2:09:00 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 Monday, May 10, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "We will start working from tomorrow to achieve this objective," External link

economictimes Monday, May 10, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "The COVID-19 situation in Assam is alarming. Our daily cases have crossed the 5,000-mark. In our cabinet meeting tomorrow, we will discuss it from all perspectives, and take measures," External link

economictimes Monday, May 10, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Every promise was meant for implementation. We will do everything possible to fulfil them" External link

economictimes Monday, May 10, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The first five years of the NDA government in Assam under the leadership of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal took the state to new heights and restored peace and development in the state permanently. Unlike the moon, Sonowal government’s had no scars. He was our leader and will remain our leader and our margdarshak. We pledge to follow his value-based politics,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 10, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Assam doesn’t want communal politics. Assam wants that our language is protected. Assam is not against any person, Assam wants that our culture is protected. Assam wants that our community, land and hearth is protected. Assam wants that our civilisation and culture is protected,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 10, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "History has been created by the BJP and its allies as it is the first non-Congress government to be retain power for the second successive term in the state," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "History has been created by the BJP and its allies as it is the first non-Congress government to be retain power for the second successive term in the state," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will march ahead by following in his (Sonowal’s) footsteps. I promise the new government will maintain value-based politics. Sonowal was our leader and he will remain so,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "History has been created by the BJP and its allies as it is the first non-Congress government to be retain power for the second successive term in the state," External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “History has been created by the BJP and its allies as it is the first non- Congress government to be retain power for the second successive term in the state,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "He practised politics of values. Sonowal is a leader with a foresight, someone who had the vision of uniting the people of 'Barak-Brahmaputra-plains-hills' while ensuring no section of the society was left behind. He was our leader and will remain so as our 'marg-darshak'," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Assam doesn’t want communal politics. Assam wants that our language is protected. Assam is not against any person. It wants our culture to be protected. Assam wants that our community, land and hearth are protected. Assam wants that our civilisation and culture are protected,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "BJP Legislative Party meeting may take place in Guwahati tomorrow. Answers to all questions will come out of that meeting," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The BJP legislature party meet may take place in Guwahati on Sunday. Answers to all questions will come out of that meeting,” External link

india Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Don’t ask questions. In short, a meeting of the BJP legislature party is likely to be held in Guwahati tomorrow. You will get your answers then,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "BJP Legislative Party meet may take place in Guwahati tomorrow. Answers to all questions will come out of that meeting," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "Don't ask questions. In short, a meeting of the BJP legislature party is likely to be held in Guwahati tomorrow...you will get your answers then," External link

outlookindia Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “You have behaved in a very petty way. You have lowered the dignity of the chief minister’s chair,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 7, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “If my name is being discussed and I am being questioned on it, what do you expect me to answer? Someone has to become the CM as the post won’t remain vacant. You should ask a third person about it. It is embarrassing to face such questions,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “This includes Kamrup (Metro), Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Jorhat, Tinsukia, Cachar and Sonitpur districts. We have authorised the deputy commissioners to close the LP schools as and when they find more than 100 active cases in their district,” External link

india Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Akhil Gogoi ) : “As Akhil Gogoi steps into parliamentary politics, I hope that the unparliamentary work that he was involved with till now stops,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 3, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will have an absolute majority. A stronger opposition means a healthier democracy,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 3, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “This election was definitely the battle for Assamese culture and Assamese civilisation and the mandate has been given to BJP to protect them. There was also PM Narendra Modi’s push for development that steered BJP,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 3, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “I bow before the people and thank the AGP and UPPL for this victory,” External link

outlookindia Monday, May 3, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "Our vaccination will be FREE FOR all citizens" External link

business-standard Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “We are hopeful that the vaccines will arrive in the state by May 4 or 5. In that case, we can start the drive from May 6 or 7,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “In Guwahati city, the positivity rate and positive cases haven’t gone up. This observation in the last four days is a matter of slight relief,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Vaccine order has been given to Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute (of India, or SII). When they provide us the vaccines, only then can we begin the vaccination,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 30, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Vaccine order has been given to Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute (of India, or SII). When they provide us the vaccines, only then can we begin the vaccination,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 30, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We don’t have reports of any casualties but we are seeing images and visuals of extensive damage” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Also, you need not worry about the prices," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We don’t have reports of any casualties but we are seeing images and visuals of extensive damage” External link

smh Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We don’t have reports of any casualties but we are seeing images and visuals of extensive damage” External link

theage Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “In the coming 45 days, that 50MT plant will be ready,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The construction of this plant was halted last year when Bhutan declared a national lockdown because of Covid. India’s external affairs minister S Jaishanker yesterday took up the matter with India’s ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, who took it up with Bhutan. Today, the King has issued a royal decree that even in the event of a lockdown in the country, the construction work of the oxygen plant will not be stalled,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:42:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Vaccine order has been given to Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute (of India, or SII). When they provide us the vaccines, only then can we begin the vaccination,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Assam is consuming 20 metric tons (MT) of oxygen daily. In the past 10 days, we have rejuvenated some of our old oxygen plants and also established pressure swing absorption (PSA) plants in different medical college and civil hospitals our oxygen generation capacity has increased to 61 MT daily,” “We have also enhanced our oxygen storage capacity to 468 MT. Therefore, I personally feel that for the next 10 days our oxygen situation will remain stable and there should not be any panic. In the next week we will set up three more small oxygen plants in three hospitals,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 26, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Though the number of cases has gone up in the past week, the situation hasn’t gone out of hand as yet. We expect the number of cases to increase this week as well,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 26, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have been able to add a substantial number of ICU beds in last 10 days. Almost 220 more ICU beds have been added and efforts are on to add more beds in the next few days. As of today, we are comfortable about oxygen, beds, medicine and ICU availability for next 10 days,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 26, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The construction of this plant was halted last year when Bhutan declared national lockdown because of Covid. India’s external affairs minister S Jaishanker yesterday took up the matter with India’s ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, who took it up with Bhutan and today the King has issued a royal decree that even in the event of a lockdown in the country the construction work of the oxygen plant will not be stalled,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 26, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "The Assam government will help the company by giving advance money for two-months for medical oxygen," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 26, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "ICU beds have also been ramped up. I believe we will be able to manage the COVID-19 crisis very fast like last year," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have fixed Rs 300 for each patient daily and deputy commissioners have been asked to provide each patient in government hospitals and Covid care centres with breakfast, lunch, evening tea, dinner and bottle of water. There will also be a canteen in the Covid care centre premises where patients can buy additional items on their own,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 25, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “My Principal Secretary had a discussion with Bharat Biotech. I am in touch with them for, maybe, last one year. The (manufacturer) suggested that the Central government may make some arrangements on equitable distribution. They said we (Assam) can place the order, and, we will wait for the Centre’s direction on price, distribution etc. On the basis of that direction, we will give you the vaccines,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:29:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "very fast and is extremely dangerous. I appeal to people to be very careful as there is no alternative to caution" External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 23, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have found a patient with the Indian double mutant strain of Covid-19 at Dibrugarh during tests conducted on incoming passengers. This strain spreads very fast and is more dangerous. Hence, I request the public to be more careful,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have adequate supply of oxygen, Remdesivir injections as well as ICU beds. If there is a huge surge in patients in coming days, there could be problems. But at present there is no scarcity,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “All passengers arriving by flights and trains from outside the state will have to undergo compulsory home quarantine for seven days, even if the result of the Covid test on arrival is negative,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “As of today, this includes Kamrup (Metro), , Nagaon, Jorhat , Tinsukia, Cachar and Sonitpur districts,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “We have some specific problems for which we can’t cancel the exam. CBSE has internal assessment unlike SEBA. If we upgrade the students without an exam, there will be issues in the admission process in colleges. Secondly, online exams are not feasible in our state as the village students don’t have online facilities. A practical decision has to be taken. The decision whether to conduct the Class X and Class 10+2 examinations will be taken only after the new government is formed on May 2,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "There has been a sudden rise in vaccine demand in the state, along with the rest of the country. But we are expecting 3-4 lakh vaccine doses on April 13," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 12, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “It is okay to conclude the programmes by 11 pm. We concluded our poll campaigns by 10. So, for the safety of the public, 11 pm is okay,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 12, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Today 35,000 tests will be done and the number will gradually increase to one lakh per day within a week,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We had an expectation of winning 100 seats, but may not get that. However I am confident of winning at least 84 seats,” External link

Hindu Friday, April 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "After the Assam elections, the BJP would restart renewed attempts to come to the power in the remaining states in Assam," External link

business-standard Friday, April 9, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have fixed a daily target of 35,000 tests, which will be increased to one lakh slowly. Due to this, the number of positive cases may go up for a few days, but the positivity rate will come down,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Our only strategy will be to test, trace and track. We are prepared,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The local artistes had suffered huge financial losses last year. We cannot let that happen again. We will conduct more tests and issue an SOP (standard operating procedure) for people to celebrate Bihu,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have decided to increase testing to around 100,000 daily in the next few days. Due to this we are likely to see a rise in the number of positive cases,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “There’s a big difference between the Covid-19 surge last year and now as doctors and healthcare workers are vaccinated. I request all those above 45 to take Covid-19 vaccines. The vaccines are safe and we haven’t seen any notable side effect in the state,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I do not want my son to step into in this world… the challenges that we have faced, I don’t think they’ll be able to face such challenges,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “There're 40 seats in this phase, we are expecting to win on 22 of them. Number can be higher. This election we will win more seats. Last time we had won 84 seats, we are expecting at least 90 seats this time,” External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:06:00 PM 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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minister18.18%EN10/07/200807/10/2008
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Paresh Baruah said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “On our conflict is with the Government of India . Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s intention to find a solution is a bold statement, one which we never saw in past chief ministers. We see a great deal of positivity in Sarma,” External link

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

Paresh Barua said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “The credit will go to him (Sarma) if he is successful in convincing the government of India,” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Tomar said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I asked the legislators if they had any other name to propose, but none did. I, therefore, as observer declared Himanta Biswa Sarma as the leader of the BJP legislature party,” External link

outlookindia Monday, May 10, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Singh Tomar said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I asked other MLAs if they had any other names in mind. No other name was suggested. Since the name of Sarma, a senior minister in our state government was the only one that was proposed, he is unanimously chosen as the legislature party leader,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Singh Tomar told ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I asked other MLAs if they had any other names in mind. No other name was suggested. Since the name of Sarma, a senior minister in our state government was the only one that was proposed, he is unanimously chosen as the legislature party leader,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Singh Tomar said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “As no other name was proposed, Sarma was elected unanimously as the BJP legislature party leader,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Singh Tomar said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I asked the legislators if they had any other name to propose, but none did. I, therefore, as observer declared Himanta Biswa Sarma as the leader of the BJP legislature party,” External link

outlookindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Singh Tomar said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I asked other MLAs if they had any other names in mind. No other name was suggested. Since the name of Sarma, a senior minister in our state government was the only one that was proposed, he is unanimously chosen as the legislature party leader,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

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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 said : "The COVID-19 situation in Assam is alarming and my first job will be to control it. Our daily cases have crossed 5,000 mark. In our cabinet meeting tomorrow, we will discuss it from all perspectives. We will take measures to contain the cases. The new government will take every possible measure to contain the spread (of coronavirus)," External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 10, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We have one of the best fiscal situations. I want to tell everyone that there is absolutely no cause of concern on the financial condition of Assam," External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 10, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "We will see to it that there is no impact on the existing communities. We will discuss this with all stakeholders and proceed accordingly" External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 10, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will have our first cabinet meeting tomorrow, when we will take stock of the Covid-19 situation in the state and discuss measures that can be adopted to contain the spread of the virus,” External link

outlookindia Monday, May 10, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “COVID situation in Assam is alarming. We've seen that our daily cases have crossed almost 5000. Tomorrow when we meet for the first time in the cabinet, we'll discuss COVID situation from all perspectives and we'll take all measures required to contain COVID outbreak,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, May 10, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Paresh Baruah ) : "A dialogue with the ULFA is a two-way traffic. Paresh Baruah has to come forward. Similarly, we have to go to him. If both sides have the will, communication won't be difficult," External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 10, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We want 20 percent re-verification of the list in districts bordering Bangladesh and 10 percent re-verification in other districts,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, May 10, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Daily cases in Assam have crossed 5,000. The situation in Assam will affect other northeastern states as well,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, May 10, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "We will start working from tomorrow to achieve this objective," External link

business-standard Monday, May 10, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "The COVID-19 situation in Assam is alarming. Our daily cases have crossed the 5,000-mark. In our cabinet meeting tomorrow, we will discuss it from all perspectives, and take measures," External link

business-standard Monday, May 10, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “You will see a pro-active government which will be there for you at 12am, at 5am and also at 2pm. We will try and resolve all pending issues and seek blessings of the people of Assam,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 10, 2021 2:09:00 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 Monday, May 10, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "We will start working from tomorrow to achieve this objective," External link

economictimes Monday, May 10, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "The COVID-19 situation in Assam is alarming. Our daily cases have crossed the 5,000-mark. In our cabinet meeting tomorrow, we will discuss it from all perspectives, and take measures," External link

economictimes Monday, May 10, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Every promise was meant for implementation. We will do everything possible to fulfil them" External link

economictimes Monday, May 10, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The first five years of the NDA government in Assam under the leadership of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal took the state to new heights and restored peace and development in the state permanently. Unlike the moon, Sonowal government’s had no scars. He was our leader and will remain our leader and our margdarshak. We pledge to follow his value-based politics,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 10, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Assam doesn’t want communal politics. Assam wants that our language is protected. Assam is not against any person, Assam wants that our culture is protected. Assam wants that our community, land and hearth is protected. Assam wants that our civilisation and culture is protected,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 10, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "History has been created by the BJP and its allies as it is the first non-Congress government to be retain power for the second successive term in the state," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "History has been created by the BJP and its allies as it is the first non-Congress government to be retain power for the second successive term in the state," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will march ahead by following in his (Sonowal’s) footsteps. I promise the new government will maintain value-based politics. Sonowal was our leader and he will remain so,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "History has been created by the BJP and its allies as it is the first non-Congress government to be retain power for the second successive term in the state," External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “History has been created by the BJP and its allies as it is the first non- Congress government to be retain power for the second successive term in the state,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "He practised politics of values. Sonowal is a leader with a foresight, someone who had the vision of uniting the people of 'Barak-Brahmaputra-plains-hills' while ensuring no section of the society was left behind. He was our leader and will remain so as our 'marg-darshak'," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Assam doesn’t want communal politics. Assam wants that our language is protected. Assam is not against any person. It wants our culture to be protected. Assam wants that our community, land and hearth are protected. Assam wants that our civilisation and culture are protected,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "BJP Legislative Party meeting may take place in Guwahati tomorrow. Answers to all questions will come out of that meeting," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The BJP legislature party meet may take place in Guwahati on Sunday. Answers to all questions will come out of that meeting,” External link

india Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Don’t ask questions. In short, a meeting of the BJP legislature party is likely to be held in Guwahati tomorrow. You will get your answers then,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "BJP Legislative Party meet may take place in Guwahati tomorrow. Answers to all questions will come out of that meeting," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "Don't ask questions. In short, a meeting of the BJP legislature party is likely to be held in Guwahati tomorrow...you will get your answers then," External link

outlookindia Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “You have behaved in a very petty way. You have lowered the dignity of the chief minister’s chair,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 7, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “If my name is being discussed and I am being questioned on it, what do you expect me to answer? Someone has to become the CM as the post won’t remain vacant. You should ask a third person about it. It is embarrassing to face such questions,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “This includes Kamrup (Metro), Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Jorhat, Tinsukia, Cachar and Sonitpur districts. We have authorised the deputy commissioners to close the LP schools as and when they find more than 100 active cases in their district,” External link

india Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Akhil Gogoi ) : “As Akhil Gogoi steps into parliamentary politics, I hope that the unparliamentary work that he was involved with till now stops,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 3, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We will have an absolute majority. A stronger opposition means a healthier democracy,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 3, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “This election was definitely the battle for Assamese culture and Assamese civilisation and the mandate has been given to BJP to protect them. There was also PM Narendra Modi’s push for development that steered BJP,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 3, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “I bow before the people and thank the AGP and UPPL for this victory,” External link

outlookindia Monday, May 3, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "Our vaccination will be FREE FOR all citizens" External link

business-standard Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “We are hopeful that the vaccines will arrive in the state by May 4 or 5. In that case, we can start the drive from May 6 or 7,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “In Guwahati city, the positivity rate and positive cases haven’t gone up. This observation in the last four days is a matter of slight relief,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Vaccine order has been given to Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute (of India, or SII). When they provide us the vaccines, only then can we begin the vaccination,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 30, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Vaccine order has been given to Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute (of India, or SII). When they provide us the vaccines, only then can we begin the vaccination,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 30, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We don’t have reports of any casualties but we are seeing images and visuals of extensive damage” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "Also, you need not worry about the prices," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We don’t have reports of any casualties but we are seeing images and visuals of extensive damage” External link

smh Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We don’t have reports of any casualties but we are seeing images and visuals of extensive damage” External link

theage Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “In the coming 45 days, that 50MT plant will be ready,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The construction of this plant was halted last year when Bhutan declared a national lockdown because of Covid. India’s external affairs minister S Jaishanker yesterday took up the matter with India’s ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, who took it up with Bhutan. Today, the King has issued a royal decree that even in the event of a lockdown in the country, the construction work of the oxygen plant will not be stalled,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:42:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Vaccine order has been given to Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute (of India, or SII). When they provide us the vaccines, only then can we begin the vaccination,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Assam is consuming 20 metric tons (MT) of oxygen daily. In the past 10 days, we have rejuvenated some of our old oxygen plants and also established pressure swing absorption (PSA) plants in different medical college and civil hospitals our oxygen generation capacity has increased to 61 MT daily,” “We have also enhanced our oxygen storage capacity to 468 MT. Therefore, I personally feel that for the next 10 days our oxygen situation will remain stable and there should not be any panic. In the next week we will set up three more small oxygen plants in three hospitals,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 26, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Though the number of cases has gone up in the past week, the situation hasn’t gone out of hand as yet. We expect the number of cases to increase this week as well,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 26, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have been able to add a substantial number of ICU beds in last 10 days. Almost 220 more ICU beds have been added and efforts are on to add more beds in the next few days. As of today, we are comfortable about oxygen, beds, medicine and ICU availability for next 10 days,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 26, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The construction of this plant was halted last year when Bhutan declared national lockdown because of Covid. India’s external affairs minister S Jaishanker yesterday took up the matter with India’s ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, who took it up with Bhutan and today the King has issued a royal decree that even in the event of a lockdown in the country the construction work of the oxygen plant will not be stalled,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 26, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma added : "The Assam government will help the company by giving advance money for two-months for medical oxygen," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 26, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "ICU beds have also been ramped up. I believe we will be able to manage the COVID-19 crisis very fast like last year," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have fixed Rs 300 for each patient daily and deputy commissioners have been asked to provide each patient in government hospitals and Covid care centres with breakfast, lunch, evening tea, dinner and bottle of water. There will also be a canteen in the Covid care centre premises where patients can buy additional items on their own,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 25, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “My Principal Secretary had a discussion with Bharat Biotech. I am in touch with them for, maybe, last one year. The (manufacturer) suggested that the Central government may make some arrangements on equitable distribution. They said we (Assam) can place the order, and, we will wait for the Centre’s direction on price, distribution etc. On the basis of that direction, we will give you the vaccines,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:29:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : "very fast and is extremely dangerous. I appeal to people to be very careful as there is no alternative to caution" External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 23, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have found a patient with the Indian double mutant strain of Covid-19 at Dibrugarh during tests conducted on incoming passengers. This strain spreads very fast and is more dangerous. Hence, I request the public to be more careful,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have adequate supply of oxygen, Remdesivir injections as well as ICU beds. If there is a huge surge in patients in coming days, there could be problems. But at present there is no scarcity,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “All passengers arriving by flights and trains from outside the state will have to undergo compulsory home quarantine for seven days, even if the result of the Covid test on arrival is negative,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “As of today, this includes Kamrup (Metro), , Nagaon, Jorhat , Tinsukia, Cachar and Sonitpur districts,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “We have some specific problems for which we can’t cancel the exam. CBSE has internal assessment unlike SEBA. If we upgrade the students without an exam, there will be issues in the admission process in colleges. Secondly, online exams are not feasible in our state as the village students don’t have online facilities. A practical decision has to be taken. The decision whether to conduct the Class X and Class 10+2 examinations will be taken only after the new government is formed on May 2,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "There has been a sudden rise in vaccine demand in the state, along with the rest of the country. But we are expecting 3-4 lakh vaccine doses on April 13," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 12, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “It is okay to conclude the programmes by 11 pm. We concluded our poll campaigns by 10. So, for the safety of the public, 11 pm is okay,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 12, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma told : “Today 35,000 tests will be done and the number will gradually increase to one lakh per day within a week,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We had an expectation of winning 100 seats, but may not get that. However I am confident of winning at least 84 seats,” External link

Hindu Friday, April 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : "After the Assam elections, the BJP would restart renewed attempts to come to the power in the remaining states in Assam," External link

business-standard Friday, April 9, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have fixed a daily target of 35,000 tests, which will be increased to one lakh slowly. Due to this, the number of positive cases may go up for a few days, but the positivity rate will come down,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “Our only strategy will be to test, trace and track. We are prepared,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “The local artistes had suffered huge financial losses last year. We cannot let that happen again. We will conduct more tests and issue an SOP (standard operating procedure) for people to celebrate Bihu,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “We have decided to increase testing to around 100,000 daily in the next few days. Due to this we are likely to see a rise in the number of positive cases,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “There’s a big difference between the Covid-19 surge last year and now as doctors and healthcare workers are vaccinated. I request all those above 45 to take Covid-19 vaccines. The vaccines are safe and we haven’t seen any notable side effect in the state,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “I do not want my son to step into in this world… the challenges that we have faced, I don’t think they’ll be able to face such challenges,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Himanta Biswa Sarma said : “There're 40 seats in this phase, we are expecting to win on 22 of them. Number can be higher. This election we will win more seats. Last time we had won 84 seats, we are expecting at least 90 seats this time,” External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:06:00 PM 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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Paresh Baruah said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “On our conflict is with the Government of India . Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s intention to find a solution is a bold statement, one which we never saw in past chief ministers. We see a great deal of positivity in Sarma,” External link

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

Paresh Barua said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “The credit will go to him (Sarma) if he is successful in convincing the government of India,” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Tomar said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I asked the legislators if they had any other name to propose, but none did. I, therefore, as observer declared Himanta Biswa Sarma as the leader of the BJP legislature party,” External link

outlookindia Monday, May 10, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Singh Tomar said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I asked other MLAs if they had any other names in mind. No other name was suggested. Since the name of Sarma, a senior minister in our state government was the only one that was proposed, he is unanimously chosen as the legislature party leader,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Singh Tomar told ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I asked other MLAs if they had any other names in mind. No other name was suggested. Since the name of Sarma, a senior minister in our state government was the only one that was proposed, he is unanimously chosen as the legislature party leader,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Singh Tomar said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “As no other name was proposed, Sarma was elected unanimously as the BJP legislature party leader,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Singh Tomar said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I asked the legislators if they had any other name to propose, but none did. I, therefore, as observer declared Himanta Biswa Sarma as the leader of the BJP legislature party,” External link

outlookindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Singh Tomar said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I asked other MLAs if they had any other names in mind. No other name was suggested. Since the name of Sarma, a senior minister in our state government was the only one that was proposed, he is unanimously chosen as the legislature party leader,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT