Himanta Biswa Sarma once told a young Riniki Bhuyan-“Tell your mother, I will be the chief minister one day”

Guwahati: Himanta Biswa Sarma who had sworn in as the Chief Minister of Assam for the first time on Monday, ha once told his young Riniki Bhuyan, who became his wife later-“Tell your mother, I will be the chief minister one day”, when he himself was a student of Cotton College here.

Assam’s new CM’s  wife told reporters after the swearing-in of her spouse as the 15th chief minister of the northeastern state.

“He was 22 and I was 17 when we first met and I had asked him what I would tell my mother about his future. He had replied- tell her that I will become the chief minister of Assam,” she said.

Newly sworn Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma addressing a press conference, in Guwahati on Monday.

The young girl was stunned but later realised that the man she would marry had definite goals, and dreams for the state, and rock-solid determination.

“We got married when he was an MLA, then he became a minister and it has been politics all the way but when I was watching him take the oath as chief minister today, I could not believe it,” she said

“Even last night during our conversation he mentioned ‘Chief Minister designate’ and when I asked him ‘kun'(who), he replied ‘moi'(I am). It is always Himanta for me and I cannot relate to him as the chief minister. It will take time for me to come to terms with it,” she said with a smile.

 Himanta Biswa Sarmah along with his wife and mother during Swearing-in-Ceremony, at Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday. (

“We know that as a person in public life, he will face many challenges but I am confident he will resolve the issues as he is a person who thinks both with his heart and mind,” she said.

Himanta Biswa Sarma did his graduation and post- graduation from Cotton College, LLB from Government Law College, and obtained Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Gauhati University.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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