The resolution to elect Gogoi as CLP leader was read out
by the state Congress president Bhubaneswar Kalita.
Gogoi's name was proposed by Bhumidar Barman and seconded
by Rameswar Dhanowar, senior MLAs GC Langthasa, Amiya Gogoi
and Chandan Sarkar.
All newly elected Congress MLAs then raised their hands
in support of Gogoi. He was elected in the presence of Union
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, AICC general secretary and
Congress in-charge of Assam Digvijay Singh and Union DoNER
Ministry Bijoy Handique.
Gogoi is scheduled to take oath as Chief Minister
tomorrow at the Raj Bhawan and then go to Delhi for
consultations with the party high command to finalise his
Guwahati: Tarun Gogoi was on Tuesday unanimously
elected as the Leader of the Assam Pradesh Congress
Legislature Party for the third consecutive term.
First Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 14:59