KBC 2021: By which of these names is the chief minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma often addressed in the state?
Answer: b. Mama
Himanta Biswa Sarma serves as the 15th and current senior Chief Minister of Assam. He is a former member of the Indian National Congress who crossed the floor to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on August 23, 2015.
Sarma cited mismanagement by Rahul Gandhi as the reason for his defection from the Indian National Congress. He led the BJP's successful state election campaign in 2016 and was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister on May 24 2016. The BJP appointed him the convener (leader) of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), a regional sub-group of the federal National Democratic Alliance (NDA), aimed at increasing the party's political strength in North-East India. He is often called 'Mama' (meaning maternal uncle) by voters in Assam
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