RIP Tarun Gogoi: The longest-serving Assam CM who broke the again of insurgency

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RIP Tarun Gogoi: The longest-serving Assam CM who broke the again of insurgency

Tarun Gogoi, the octogenarian three-time chief minister of Assam, who breathed his final on Monday night, was considered one of northeast India’s tallest statesmen who modified the face of Assam from a terrorism-ravaged state to a land with alternatives for commerce, enterprise and economic system throughout his 15-year reign.

A six-time member of parliament from Assam in between 1971 to 2001, former Union Minister Gogoi (86), was away from Assam politics for lengthy till in 2001 Meeting polls when he was requested to guide the occasion in opposition to the influential Asom Gana Parishad authorities led by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.

When different leaders have been hesitant, Gogoi led the Congress to a victory and have become chief minister for the primary time in 2001, main the state at a really tough time with terrorism at its peak and brutal killings dominated the headlines.

The longest-serving chief minister of Assam, Gogoi took the helm of affairs of the state in 2001 when the state was additionally dealing with a severe monetary disaster even because the state authorities didn’t have the required cash to pay salaries of presidency staff on time.

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Between 2001 to 2016, the 15 years he was in energy, Gogoi scripted historical past by taming the decades-old insurgency as terror outfits and militants got here ahead to speak with the federal government.

Underneath his management, the financial development accompanied by peace boosted Assam to speed up its all-round improvement through the subsequent years. He handled the occasional flare-up just like the 2012 Kokrajhar and different ethnic violence within the state with an iron hand.

In 2010, the highest industrialists and company leaders of India got here on a go to to Assam earlier than the industrialisation specifically the medium and micro industries began to revive whereas in 2016 Assam organised the all necessary South Asian Video games.

Born in 1934 to Dr Dr Kamaleshwar Gogoi and Usha Gogoi, Tarun Gogoi spent his childhood in a tea backyard in Jorhat district the place his father was a doctor.

On his delivery his grandmother predicted that he can be a well-known particular person. He proved her proper.

“Gogoi, a educated lawyer, initially practiced regulation however was equally getting lively in politics. He was handpicked by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to guide the Youth Congress in 1971,” political observer Nitin Talukdar informed IANS.

He stated : “In 1972 he received married to Dolly Gogoi. They’ve two kids. Daughter Chandrima is settled within the USA and son Gaurav, a two-time (2014 and 2019) is a member of Parliament from Kaliabor seat in Nagaon district.”

Talukdar stated that as a detailed confidant of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Gogoi was Union Minister twice in between 1991-1993 and 1993 to 1995 apart from being a six-time Lok sabha member from Jorhat and Kaliabor parliamentary constituencies.

One other political analyst Apurba Kumar Kashyap stated that Gogoi was not solely an undisputed and right down to earth chief within the Congress in Assam, however throughout the northeastern area he loved immense respect and recognition as a result of his simplicity and political expertise.

Bharatiya Janata Occasion’s historic victory within the 2016 Assam meeting elections noticed the astute chief’s exit as Chief Minister however he remained the tallest chief of Assam politics until he breathed his final on Monday night on the Gauhati Medical Faculty and Hospital.

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