Tarun Gogoi

  • Modi's wife should get the Bharat Ratna, says Assam CM Tarun Gogoi 14-04-2014 07:35 AM

    Guwahati: In a personal and vituperative attack on BJP Prime Ministerial candidate, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday demanded the Bharat Ratna for Jashodaben, wife of Narendra Modi, calling her 'a symbol of sacrifice and pain'. "In the next 10 days, I am going to write recommending Jashodaben for...
  • LS polls fisrt phase: High voters turnout in Assam, Tripura 07-04-2014 08:10 PM

    An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam while 84 per cent of the 1.2 million electorate on Monday cast their ballot in Tripura. ...
  • LS polls first phase: 72.5 per cent voting in Assam, 84 in Tripura 07-04-2014 06:31 PM

    Guwahati: An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam sealing the electoral fate of 51 contestants, including two union ministers in the first phase. Election office sources said that the exact percentage would be available at night...
  • BJP is a divided house, says Assam CM Tarun Gogoi 07-04-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi on Monday denounced the BJP for releasing its manifesto on the polling day. "BJP is a divided house as it couldn't release its manifesto on time," Gogoi said. The Congress leader also took a dig at BJP prime ministerial candidate...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 60 pc voting till afternoon in Assam 07-04-2014 04:58 PM

    Guwahati: Nearly 60 per cent of the total 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 3 pm on Monday in the five Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam from where minor sporadic incidents were reported. Tezpur reported 56 per cent polling, Jorhat 60, Lakhimpur 52, Dibrugarh 52.5 and Koliabor 60 per...
  • BJP will see a repeat of the 2009 LS results: Tarun Gogoi's son Gaurav 07-04-2014 02:48 PM

    Gaurav Gogoi is the Congress candidate from Kaliabor in Assam. He was confident of a Congress victory in the state. ...
  • Assam CM says it's Tarun Gogoi magic in the state, no Modi wave 07-04-2014 11:52 AM

    Jorhat: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said there was no 'Modi magic' in the state and Congress would win more than ten seats. "There is no Modi magic, but Tarun Gogoi magic in Assam. Earlier, I have said we'll win ten seats, but now I am sure Congress...
  • 35 per cent voters cast ballot till noon in Assam 07-04-2014 08:19 AM

    Guwahati: Thirty-five per cent of the 64,41,634 voters exercised their franchise till noon on Monday in five Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam where four persons clashed with CRPF personnel demanding that they be allowed to cast their vote first in Kaliabor constituency. Election office sources said 27 per cent voting...
  • Narendra Modi is the most searched Chief Minister on Google 20-03-2014 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: As India inches closer towards general elections, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has emerged as the most searched chief minister on search giant Google. According to Google Trends, the Gujarat Chief Minister topped the tally, followed by Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa Jayaram, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav,...
  • Assam: Tarun Gogoi's son files nomination from Koliabor 19-03-2014 05:44 PM

    The second generation of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's family stepped into active politics with his son Gaurav Gogoi filing his nomination papers for the Koliabor parliamentary seat on Wednesday. Accompanied by his mother Dolly Gogoi and his English wife Elizabeth Colburn Gogoi, Gaurav filed his papers before the returning...
  • Tarun Gogoi slams Modi, says growth in Assam higher than in Gujarat 12-02-2014 05:03 PM

    Attacking Narendra Modi for his claims on development in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said his state had witnessed a much higher growth compared to Gujarat. "Assam's growth was 13 per cent in 2012-13, while it was 8.52 per cent in Gujarat. Modi only has speed of talking,...
  • Tarun Gogoi hits out at Narendra Modi, calls him 'irresponsible' 10-02-2014 04:21 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi took on Narendra Modi on Monday saying that the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate was 'irresponsible' and had made 'wrong statements' at his rally two days ago. "Today I got a golden opportunity to expose Narendra Modi. He is an ordinary man. I have never seen...
  • Modi takes on PM over his Assam connection, questions development in state 08-02-2014 04:17 PM

    Guwahati: After painting himself as the saviour of Northeast India in Manipur, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi held addressed public in Assam on Saturday afternoon. During his rally in Guwahati, Modi took on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is a Rajya Sabha member from Assam. He asked, "You gave...
  • After Gadkari, Ananth Kumar sends legal notice to Kejriwal 01-02-2014 06:10 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ananth Kumar on Saturday sent a legal notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after he named him in the list of corrupt politicians. This comes after former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Friday sent a defamation notice to the Delhi Chief Minister claiming...
  • Tarun Gogoi challenges Arvind Kejriwal on corruption charges 31-01-2014 11:49 PM

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday challenged his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal to prove his accusation that he is "corrupt". Reacting to Kejriwal's list of "corrupt politicians" where his name is included, Gogoi told PTI, "Let him prove I am corrupt". "The people of Assam have never accused...
  • 7 LS seats in Assam or I will quit, says Gogoi 14-12-2013 11:12 PM

    Guwahati: Reiterating that the Congress will do well in Assam in the Lok Sabha polls, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said he would resign from his post if the party failed to secure at least seven seats in the forthcoming polls. "We are going to do well in...
  • US based website article 'Assam Rape Festival' sparks protest in state 09-11-2013 06:14 PM

    An US based website which published an article on an alleged 'Assam Rape Festival' has sparked widespread protests in Assam for denigrating the image of the state. While the Chief Minister's office condemned it, the CID has taken up suo moto investigation, official sources said. Bharat Narah, Press adviser to...
  • Tarun Gogoi slams Asom Gana Parishad, BJP over development 09-10-2013 07:51 PM

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday rejected the claims of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) that the Congress government was reaping the fruits of development it had sowed when in power. Terming the AGP rule as the darkest chapter in Assam's history, he said several family members of...
  • Assam: CM orders prompt registration of cases for crime against women 03-10-2013 08:21 PM

    Guwahati: Noting that speedy investigation of cases of crime against women will act as a deterrent for the criminals, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday directed the police to be prompt in registering such cases. "Speedy investigation will not only ensure quick justice to the victims but also act...
  • Tarun Gogoi admits giving tickets to accused, supports Rahul Gandhi 28-09-2013 05:10 PM

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the Congress did not have any guideline to stop giving tickets to criminals and he supported party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's statement denouncing the ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers. Gogoi admitted that he had in the past allowed accused persons to contest...
  • War on Twitter: Gogoi slams Modi over Kodnani 16-09-2013 06:07 PM

    With the BJP announcing Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday attacked the Gujarat chief minister on Twitter, questioning his "secularism". "Where was Modi's secularism when his former minister Kodnani (since convicted and jailed) was involved in communal...
  • Gogoi warns agitators against rail, road blockades 13-09-2013 08:39 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday asked various groups of agitators in the state to withdraw road and rail blockades immediately, warning them that the government would be compelled to take "appropriate steps otherwise". He said that the government cannot remain a passive spectator to the series of road...
  • Assam ties up with TERI to harness solar potential 12-09-2013 11:41 PM

    Guwahati: Assam has tied up with The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) for application of solar energy in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Thursday. Noting Assam has tremendous potential in this vital renewable energy resourcs, he said it can help to provide electricity to each and every poor household...
  • Assam ties up with TERI to harness solar potential 12-09-2013 09:50 PM

    Guwahati:Assam has tied up with The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) for application of solar energy in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Thursday. Noting Assam has tremendous potential in this vital renewable energy resourcs, he said it can help to provide electricity to each and every poor household...
  • Rahul Gandhi 'ideal choice' for PM, says Tarun Gogoi 10-09-2013 06:06 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said he personally favours Rahul Gandhi as Congress' prime ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, echoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement that the party vice-president will be an "ideal choice" for the top post. "Manmohan Singh himself does not want to be...
  • Assam CMasks Chief Secretary to fill up vacancies immediately 03-09-2013 05:14 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday asked Chief Secretary P P Varma to immediately fill up the existing vacancies in various government departments across the state. According to an official release, the Chief Minister has "asked the Chief Secretary to submit the action plan within September 30". The Chief...
  • Assam CM orders judicial enquiry into death of minor boy 31-08-2013 08:35 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday ordered a judicial enquiry by a retired Guwahati High Court judge into the circumstances leading to the death of a minor boy in Hemlai Tea Estate in Jorhat district on August 18, official sources said. A school student was killed and 14 others,...
  • Assam CM directs to setup helpline for women 26-08-2013 06:56 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday directed state Chief Secretary PP Varma to operationalise 181 helpline exclusively for women in distress. The Chief Minister in an order to the Chief Secretary asked him to instruct the state Home and Political Department to work out an action plan to operationalise...
  • VHP behind Silchar violence, says Tarun Gogoi 26-08-2013 04:17 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday charged that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) was behind the violence in Silchar that left 30 people injured. "BJP, VHP and other associates are communal... VHP is behind last night's violence at Silchar. They are creating communal tension and trying to divide the...
  • CM Tarun Gogoi calls for transformation of Guwahati University 23-08-2013 06:21 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, on Friday, called for improvement in quality of education, human resources, working conditions and infrastructure to transform GuwahatiUniversity into a front-ranking institute of the world. In an interaction with the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of GuwahatiUniversity, Dr Mridul Hazarika, Gogoi underscored the need to upgrade...