Ranjeet Kumar Dass re-elected as Assam BJP president

On the last day of filing nomination for the election of the president post of Assam BJP unit on Friday, baring Ranjeet Kumar Dass no one had filed nomination papers for the post.

On Saturday, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced Ranjeet Kumar Dass’s name as the president of BJP unit for another three-year term during a party programme held in Guwahati.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, state minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and other senior leaders of the party were also present in the programme.

Ranjeet Kumar Dass was elected to the Assam assembly from Sorbhog constituency in Barpeta district in 2011 and he was the deputy leader of the BJP in the Assam Legislative Assembly during 2011-2016.

Dass was again elected to the Assam assembly from the same constituency in 2016 and also elected as the Speaker of the Assam assembly in June 2016. He took charge as BJP unit president on January 2017.