Articles about Tarun Gogoi

Tarun Gogoi was a senior politician of the Indian National Congress (INC), six-time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), and the longest-serving Chief Minister of Assam. Gogoi did his LLB from Gauhati University. He started out as a grassroots leader in the late 1960s and entered the Lok Sabha in the 1971 elections from the Jorhat constituency. He was again elected in 1977 and 1983. Gogoi held key posts within the Congress party, becoming the Joint Secretary (1976) and then General Secretary (1985-1990) of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), and the President of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) in 1986 and again in 1996. He successfully contested the 1991 Lok Sabha elections from the Kaliabor constituency and served two more terms in the Parliament between 1998 and 2001. Gogoi became the Chief Minister of Assam for the first time in 2001, and represented Titabar in the state legislature. He served two more terms till 2016, becoming the longest-serving CM of the state, and is credited with rescuing Assam from the grip of insurgency and economic instability. Gogoi passed away in 2020, aged 84, due to COVID-19 complications.

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

23 Nov 2020

Politics
Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.

Rajasthan: Out of Congress' cockpit, Pilot declares "Not joining BJP"

15 Jul 2020

Politics
Rajasthan: Out of Congress' cockpit, Pilot declares "Not joining BJP"

Sachin Pilot, who lost two important posts yesterday — Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Congress President in the state — announced numerous times today that he is not joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

18 Dec 2019

India
SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

Today, the Supreme Court will hear nearly 60 petitions challenging the newly-implemented Citizenship Act, which has created a storm across India.

Rahul Gandhi's negative campaigning didn't work: Senior Congress leaders

25 May 2019

Politics
Rahul Gandhi's negative campaigning didn't work: Senior Congress leaders

From 2014 to 2019, Congress managed to add just 8 seats to its Lok Sabha tally. In last parliamentary polls, Congress won 44 seats and after five years of campaigning, it managed to win 52 seats.

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

11 Apr 2019

Politics
Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.

#CobrapostInvestigation: 194 politicians faked their PAN card details to EC

05 Oct 2018

Politics
#CobrapostInvestigation: 194 politicians faked their PAN card details to EC

Investigative portal, Cobrapost, in its latest revelation, reported that as many as 194 Indian politicians, including 6 former Chief Ministers and 10 sitting Ministers, have faked their PAN details to the Election Commission.

Updating NRC, my 'baby'; BJP failed to 'nurse' it: Gogoi

12 Aug 2018

India
Updating NRC, my 'baby'; BJP failed to 'nurse' it: Gogoi

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has claimed that the initiative to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was his "baby" and the BJP has failed to "nurse" it properly due to which a defective draft was published with names of over 40 lakh people missing.