Tarun Gogoi

  • Rahul, Sonia grapple with crisis, Congress faces revolt in Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Its worst electoral mauling seems to have started a chain reaction in the Congress party which is trying hard to douse the rebellion among its ranks. The party is falling apart as a host of leaders have turned rebels in the recent days. The Congress leadership is grappling with...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi 'surprised' as 32 MLAs quit, seek his ouster 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says he is surprised by the resignation of some Congress MLAs including a minister in his government on Monday. Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and 31 other Congress MLAs on Monday resigned even after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi extended his support to the beleagured...
  • Assam minister's resignation: Congress says dissidence not against Rahul 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Unfazed by rebel minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's resignation, Congress on Monday said Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi enjoyed majority and dismissed suggestions that the dissidence in the state was against Rahul Gandhi. "It is not a rebellion against Rahul at all. Whole issue is some people would not be...
  • Assam Health Minister Himanta Sarma, 31 Congress MLAs resign 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and 31 other Congress MLAs on Monday have resigned. The development came after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi extended his support to the beleagured Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and asked him to keep the rebel MLAs, who want him removed, under control. After...
  • Rahul Gandhi backs Assam CM Gogoi, asks him to control rebel MLAs 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday extended his support to beleagured Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and asked him to keep the rebel MLAs, who want him removed, under control. Gogoi has been facing severe opposition from Congress MLAs Cabinet after the party's debacle in the recent Lok Sabha...
  • Anti-Gogoi MLAs to approach Assam Governor and Speaker 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been facing severe opposition within his Cabinet after party's poll debacle. Nearly 25 MLAs on Monday will approach the Assam Governor and Speaker to tell them that they have no faith in Gogoi. Congress-in-charge of Assam CP Joshi will brief party President Sonia Gandhi...
  • Anti-Gogoi camp wants Congress high command to take final call on state leadership by weekend 1 week ago

    Guwahati: The Assam Congress may be heading for a split. Rebel MLA Himant Biswas who is leading the faction against Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the Congress high command to look into their demands by the weekend. There is a faction in the state Congress that is protesting against...
  • Assam: CM Gogoi urges NRHM to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis July 10, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday urged the National Rural Health Mission to take measures to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis An official release said that Gogoi asked the NRHM Managing Director (In-Charge of Assam) Gautam Ganguly for a vaccination drive to check the disease across various districts...
  • Tarun Gogoi seeks more trains for Assam July 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Ahead of the rail budget, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday urged Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to sanction more trains for Assam. In a letter to Gowda, he urged him to introduce a super fast weekly express train between Dibrugarh and Pune, and daily inter-city express trains...
  • Assam CM refuses to take blame for floods June 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday refused to take the blame for the recent flash floods and landslides that killed eight people here, saying his government has "taken it seriously" and implemented many steps to ease the situation. Flash floods since Thursday night have led to the death of...
  • Flash floods kill at least 12 in Guwahati June 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Incessant rains have led to flash floods in Assam's Guwahati killing at least 12 people. According to reports, half the city is submerged in flood waters. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday conducted tour of the worst-affected areas. The authorities have blamed illegal encroachments across Guwahati for the flash...
  • Tarun Gogoi admits differences of opinion in leadership issue June 24, 2014

    Guwahati: There were differences of opinion within the party over the demand for a change in the leadership, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Tuesday, after an hour-long meeting with party observer Mallikarjun Kharge. "Differences of opinion are there. Some want change in the leadership," Gogoi said after his meeting...
  • BJP trying to divert attention on visa free entry: Tarun Gogoi June 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Amidst the controversy about a proposal on visa-free entry to Bangladesh nationals, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today accused the BJP of diverting people's attention on the sensitive issue. In a statement, the Chief Minister said that he brought the matter before the people as "illegal migration from Bangladesh...
  • After Gogoi, Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda meets Sonia Gandhi June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: With speculations rife about the change of guard in some states like Haryana, Assam and Maharashtra, chief ministers have come knocking at Congress President Sonia Gandhi's doorsteps. Days after Assam CM Tarun Gogoi met Sonia, it was Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who met the party chief...
  • Congress looking at changing the CMs of Maharashtra, Assam, Haryana June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After the poll debacle, the Congress has gone into the damage control mode. The Congress is reportedly looking at a possible change of chief ministers in Maharashtra, Assam and Haryana. According to sources, Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan might have to step down from his post soon. The Nationalist Congress...
  • Gogoi once again meets Sonia amidst demand for change of guard in state unit June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and discussed the political discussion in his party back home. Gogoi is under pressure from dissidents to reshuffle his ministry. Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, one among the four ministers in the dissident camp, had...
  • Kiren Rijiju appeals to North-East terrorists to join mainstream June 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday appealed to militants in the North East to eschew violence and join the mainstream. Rijiju, who arrived in Guwahati following the killing of Hamrem SP Nanda Goswami and his personal security officer (PSO) during an encounter with Karbi Peoples'...
  • Rijiju attends Assam SP's cremation, slain officer's son demands CBI probe June 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Karbi Anglong SP and his Personal Security Officer (PSO) who were killed in an encounter with the KPLT operatives were cremated on Sunday morning in Guwahati. MoS, Home Ministry, Kiren Rijiju attended the cremation. The slain policeman's son has demanded CBI probe into his father's death saying that his demand...
  • Gogoi congratulates Assam teams for scaling Island Peak June 6, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday congratulated two teams from the state which successfully scaled the 6189 meter Island Peak in the Nepal Himalayas. The first team, led by Manash Barooah and the second by Nandadulal Das, were both part of a Pre-Everest Expedition sponsored by the state government. The...
  • Congress leadership meets to discuss Assam political crisis June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the political crisis in Assam, a three-member committee of senior Congress leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad, CP Joshi and Motilal Vohra met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday to take stock of the situation in the state. The three leaders who recently visited the state submitted its report to...
  • Sonia refuses to accept Assam CM Gogoi's resignation, to meet MLAs May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has refused to accept the resignation of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who offered to step down after the party's dismal performance in Lok Sabha elections. The final decision on Gogoi will reportedly be taken after Sonia consults the Assam MLAs. A section of Congress...
  • Assam CM Gogoi tenders resignation to Sonia and not to the state Governor May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who offered to step down as the Chief Minister following the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha Elections, has "tendered" his his resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi on Thursday. But Gogoi giving his resignation to...
  • After poll debacle, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi may submit his resignation today May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has sought an appointment with Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday to submit his resignation. After Congress got its lowest ever tally in Assam - 3 out of 14 Lok Sabha seats - in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, 78-year-old Gogoi had...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi to submit resignation to Sonia Gandhi on Thursday May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who has been facing severe opposition within his Cabinet after party's poll debacle will tender his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. Gogoi who had offered to resign the day the Lok Sabha elections were out has reached New Delhi to meet...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi resigns after Congress's rout in the state May 16, 2014

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi submitted his resignation after the complete rout of the Congress in the state. ...
  • Assam: Gogoi visits violence hit districts, death toll reaches 41 May 8, 2014

    Bhangarpar: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday visited violence-hit Baksa and Kokrajhar districts and assured the people that his government would provide them security as five more bodies were recovered taking the toll to 41. Official sources said Gogoi visited the victims in some of the relief camps, including Balapara....
  • Assam killings: Gogoi to snap ties with BPF if charges prove to be correct May 7, 2014

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said his government will break the alliance with Bodoland People's Front (BPF), if allegations of the Hagrama Mohilary-led party's involvement in killing Muslims are found to be true. "I will severe the ties with BPF if they are actually involved in killing the Muslims....
  • Kokrajhar violence: Security forces kill 2 suspected Bodo militants May 4, 2014

    Kokrajhar: The CRPF, Army and Assam state police on Sunday shot down two alleged NDFB-Songbjit militants suspected of being involved in Kokrajhar violence in a combined operation in Sonitpur district along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh. Two pistols and grenade have been recovered from the militants and the search is still on. With...
  • Assam: No reports of fresh violence, curfew remains in force May 4, 2014

    Guwahati: There was an uneasy calm in Assam's Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa districts after 32 people were killed in attacks blamed on National Democratic Font of Bodoland militants. There were no reports of fresh violence, but curfew remains in force in the affected areas. Fifty three companies of central para-military forces,...
  • Assam: Families refuse to bury dead till CM Tarun Gogoi visits them May 4, 2014

    Salbari: Demanding that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visit their area, people of Salbari in Assam's violence-hit Baksa district on Sunday refused to bury their relatives killed in attacks by NDFB-S militants. Angry protesters in Nankekhadrabari area said that they will not perform the last rites of the bodies of the 18...