The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had on Saturday named Rangia MLA Bhabesh Kalita as new State President of Assam BJP.
The appointment was made by National President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Saturday as mentioned by an organisational order issued by BJP national general secretary Arun Singh.
49-year-old Kalita, who had retained his Rangia seat the second time after Assam elections 2021, will replace Assam Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ranjeet Kumar Dass as the new President of Assam BJP.
“The appointment comes into immediate effect,” mentioned the order.
Ranjeet Dass, had served the position of state BJP Assam President, since January 30, 2017 and have successfully led the party to victory in 2021 elections.
A party source said his replacement was necessitated after Dass was given ministerial portfolio in the CM Himanta Biswa Sarma‘s cabinet.