No dissidence within Congress: Gogoi

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 16:19

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday claimed that there was no dissidence within Congress regarding the chief minister`s post and he has not projected anybody as his successor.

``There is no dissidence within the party and the question of projecting my successor does not arise. I am still here as the chief minister, so why should I project a successor,`` Gogoi told reporters.

There was `baseless speculation` by a few media organisations who had reported an alleged tussle between two ministers to replace him.

``I do not give importance to such speculations,`` Gogoi said two or more MLAs may be opposed to him which he considers s a healthy sign.``

``The motto of the young MLAs should be to serve the people and not dream of becoming the Chief Minister`` he said.

``The Congress is a democratic party and if I lose majority among the MLAs I will immediately step down. But till now nobody has asked me to move away,`` Gogoi, who is serving a record third term as the chief minister, said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 16:19

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