GUWAHATI: Refuting all the speculations and talks that veteran Congress leader and former chief minister Tarun Gogoi announced that he is not going to be the next ‘prospective’ CM candidate.
Gogoi who has been advocating to form a ‘grand alliance’ including All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and left parties to uproot BJP from power, however, said that he would surely contest the ensuing polls.
The former chief minister said, “I am not going to be the chief minister of the state. I would like to be a guiding force or act as an advisor. There are several qualified candidates in Congress who can take the charge.”
Earlier, taking a dig at Gogoi, state’s health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Gogoi has become irrelevant in state politics. Sarma also said that at this age Gogoi should be embracing spirituality and not materialistic things.
However, the three-time chief minister Gogoi said that even if the party asked him to become the chief minister, he would not accept such proposals. He added that only a common candidate from the possible alliance should be projected as the chief ministerial candidate.
Gogoi reiterated that if the ‘grand alliance’ becomes a reality, then Congress would surely secure around 90 seats in the forthcoming state polls.
He also denied that there was any chance of his son and MP Gaurav Gogoi to become the chief minister of the state. Gaurav has a long way to go, he concluded.