Guwahati, July 21 : Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is believed to be leading a group of dissident Congress MLAs, Monday resigned from the cabinet.

He submitted his resignation to Governor Janaki Ballabh Patnaik. After tendering his resignation, Sarma told reporters that he would continue to oppose the state government’s anti-people policies within and outside the legislature.