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Gogoi proves everyone wrong

Written by: Staff

Guwahati, May 11 (UNI) Throughout the last week, Asom Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was the most isolated man in state politics as both his party and polity had started distancing him writing his political epitaph.

But when the counting results poured in, he proved the media, detractors within his own party and opposition wrong as he led the Congress to an unprecedented second term, a feat no one had achieved since 1978 in Asom.

'' Today I may fall just short of simple majority but I have proved all exit polls wrong. I have proved Asom media wrong by coming to a position from where Congress can comfortably form the government with the help of alliance partner BPPF (H),'' Mr Gogoi said.

He was projected as a liability within the Congress by his detractors and attempt is still on to deny a second chance to be the Chief Minister. But two of the biggest contenders for the post, Devananda Konwar at Thowra and Bhubaneshwar Kalita from Rangiya tasted defeat.

'' The High Command would decide the Chief Minister. I was never an aspirant when responsibility was thrust upon me in 1991. This time also I was not in the race for chief ministership. If party wants to give the responsibility I will carry out. But I will take home the pride that people of Asom voted in favour of Congress for second successive time because of our good work,'' he said.

He agreed that coalition politics had reached Asom despite initial aversion towards it. He, however, would remain flexible on accommodating other parties in a coalition government.


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