First woman finance minister of Assam, Ajanta Neog, tables her first state budget

Legislator Ajanta Neog became the first woman finance minister of Assam to present the state budget on July 16.

Neog, who represents the Golaghat constituency at the Assam Legislative Assembly, presented her first and also CM Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government’s first budget on July 16.

The leader mentioned various schemes of the government as she tabled the state budget amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interestingly, Ajanta Neog, who has been representing the Golaghat constituency since the past 5 terms since 2001, also holds the record for being the longest serving female legislator in the state.

She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party having joined the saffron party in December 2020. She had been representing the Golaghat constituency as a Congress MLA since 2001. She contested the 2021 assembly elections in Assam on a BJP ticket and was re-elected as legislator.

Neog had earlier served as a PWD minister, Urban Development & Housing minister in the Tarun Gogoi-led governments in the state. She had been in the last three cabinets in the state.

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