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Gogoi now wants to be writer

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Guwahati, Apr 11 (UNI) Tarun Gogoi aspires to be a writer now, more precisely a historian.

''Yes I want to write the history of Congress from the perspective of Asom's politics. But I do not have enough time,'' the Chief Minister told newspersons today while predicting victory for his party in the just concluded polls.

But what extra material does he want to enlist in his version as Congress history is already well documented in Asom? ''I have worked in almost every conceivable position of Congress for nearly three and half decades, both in Asom and New Delhi. The journey from Titabor to New Delhi has been very long and I have seen many developments from very close quarters. Particularly, my association with Mr Rajiv Gandhi has been very rewarding. I want to write about all these,'' he explained.

Asked whether he will get enough time as he is working hard to regain power in the face of the serious onslaught from the AGP to dethrone Congress, he said, ''That is the problem. My wife suggests that I should retire. But there are still many things to be done for the development of Congress. I have to find out some time to write these memoirs.'' The month-long break from today to the counting day could have been an ideal one to kickstart the writing project. ''But I have to look into other things as in the last one month not much attention could be given on the governance because of the election.'' More over, he will be seen campaigning in poll-bound West Bengal, said Mr Gogoi, looking tired after the month long hectic campaigning.

We are coming back to power and prove history wrong as no government since 1977 has returned to power,'' he said.

But even if he does not, Mr Gogoi can indulge in dream of project book writing leaving the politics to be handled by his associates till he can return.

However, the big question is whether he will include all those 'episodes' of behind the scene politics. ''I may or may not. It will depend on the mood of the day. But I know a lot of things and I think that should be on record,'' he said.

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