"People who believe India started in 1947 find a difference between Assamese and Hinduism/Indians. Those who believe India started 6,000 years ago don't see that difference," he said.
He, however, said that if the party decides to field him to contest the poll likely to be held in March-April, he will honour the decision.
The website later apologized for not mentioning that the girl in the photo was the minister's daughter and blamed others for sharing it with the intent to defame Sarma.
The BJP is currently the single largest party in the 126-member Assam house with 60 MLAs, while its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BPF now have 13 and 11 lawmakers respectively.
Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said petrol and diesel would be cheaper by Rs 5 from Friday midnight.
CM Sarbananda Sonowal, who also spoke at the appointment letter distribution ceremony, said he had made an announcement last August 15 that the state government would give 50,000 jobs.
Addressing a rally, the senior BJP leader also asked the opposition whether Hindus will be able to follow their faith if it forms the government.
The state government will provide scooters to all girl students who passed in the first division from the state board even if the number crosses a lakh, Sarma said.
The government is expecting to receive the first batch of vaccine in March-April, Sarma said.
The names of at least three Congress MLAs are doing the rounds. One is that of Ajanta Neog, who is a former minister. She met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday.
Five council members -- two from UPPL, two from BJP, and one from GSP -- will also be sworn in as executive panel members, state minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
All schools will reopen but everyone will wear masks and maintain social distancing, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The six-vehicle convoy of Pramod Bodo was attacked with stones and wooden planks by the miscreants in the Kokrajhar district on Wednesday evening.
The Assam government move comes amidst the raging controversy over “love jihad” in the country.
The decision on the reopening of schools was in accordance with an order of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.