Assam CM files nomination papers
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 19:01
Titabor (Assam): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Titabor Assembly constituency under Jorhat district.

Accompanied by his wife Dolly Gogoi and son Gaurav Gogoi, a relaxed and smiling CM filed three sets of nomination before the Returning Officer and SDO (Civil) Debo Kalita.

Exuding confidence Gogoi told reporters after filing his papers that the Congress will come to power for the third successive term with a clear majority.

"We will sweep the polls and form the government. There is no doubt about it," he said.

The chief minister further added that the contest in the forthcoming polls would be primarily between the Congress, Asom Gana Parishad and the BJP.

Asked about the ULFA threat to the Congress, Gogoi said, the "ULFA was not a factor at all and their threats will not affect us".

On the dissidence in the party by members who have been denied tickets, he said there was "no dissidence and those denied tickets have been given other charges. All are actively involved in campaigning and other related works".

Gogoi and his wife offered prayers at the Atkheliya Namghar in neighbouring Golaghat district before setting off to file the nomination.

He has been representing Titabor for the last two Assembly terms. It was earlier represented by his younger brother Dip Gogoi who vacated the seat for him after Gogoi led the Congress to a thumping victory in 2001.


First Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 19:01

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