Gogoi cabinet meets this evening

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will chair the last Cabinet meeting of the outgoing government here this evening.

Last Updated: May 15, 2011, 17:38 PM IST

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will chair the last Cabinet meeting of the outgoing government here this evening and was likely to meet Governor J
B Patnaik on Monday to stake claim to form the third consecutive Congress government in the state.

Gogoi has called a meeting of his outgoing ministers
at his residence where a decision to tender resignation to the
Governor to facilitate the formation of the next government
was likely to be taken, official sources said.

The Congress Legislature Party was scheduled to meet
on May 17 to elect the next chief minister where Union Finance
Minister Pranab Mukherjee was also likely to be present.

Meanwhile, the chief minister said the next government
would have to be formed on or before May 19 when the term of
the currently assembly would expire.

Gogoi-led Congress government stormed back to power for
the third successive term winning 78 of the 126 assembly seats
in the state.

PTI