Printed: Monday, November 23, 2020, 22:11 [IST]
Guwahati, Nov 23: Political leaders, civil society members, educationists, artistes and eminent personalities of Assam on Monday remembered former chief minister Tarun Gogoi as a “political and social guardian” of the state.
State minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, as soon as a blue-eyed boy of Gogoi in Congress, described his political mentor as a person of “grand imaginative and prescient and extraordinary ardour”.
“Sri Tarun Gogoi was an intensely folks”s man, centered on progress and loved help of all. I used to be fortunate to have labored beneath him. He rescued Assam from a interval of darkness and led it for 15 yrs making certain a brand new section of improvement,” he tweeted.
Sarma, who held many vital portfolios in Gogoi”s cupboard in all three phrases, stated the loss is large and his absence will create a vacuum in Assam”s politics that shall be tough to fill.
Fondly remembering his lengthy affiliation, state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass stated Gogoi”s loss of life is a private loss to him.
“His smiling face will disturb me rather a lot. He was like our political and social guardian and we are going to immensely miss him,” he added.
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AIUDF president and Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal described Gogoi because the true son of the soil, and remembered him as a seasoned chief and architect of recent Assam, spending most of his life working in the direction of the progress of the state.
“Regardless of our political variations, I and Gogoi sahab shared a really cordial relationship. The final time I visited and talked to him within the hospital, he greeted me with smile and enquired about me and my household”s nicely being as quickly as he noticed me. His loss of life is a superb loss for the state,” Ajmal tweeted.
State Congress chief and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora stated the celebration has turn out to be “guardian-less” together with his passing away.
“We don”t know what to say. It’s an irreparable loss to the state and its folks that’s past any expression,” he added.
Congress Lok Sabha MP Pradyut Bordoloi stated Gogoi”s demise marks the top of an period within the state in addition to the Northeast.
Assam Agriculture Minister and AGP president Atul Bora expressed his anguish on the demise of Gogoi and stated his contribution in the direction of Assam and the nation shall at all times be remembered.
Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary stated, “Because the Chief Minister for 3 consecutive phrases, Tarun Gogoi contributed rather a lot for the progress and prosperity of Assam. He was additionally a towering chief who had an illustrious profession in nationwide politics from being an MP to Union Minister.”
Gogoi was a frontrunner of the lots and at all times upheld the democratic ethos and values of the nation, he added.
Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya stated he’s deeply pained by the demise of the previous chief minister of Assam.
“His contributions in the direction of the state and his visionary management will likely be remembered by generations to return. I be part of your complete state in expressing my deepest condolences to his household & buddies,” he added.
Different ministers — Naba Kumar Doley, Keshab Mahanta, Pijush Hazarika, Pramila Rani Brahma and Chandan Brahma — too expressed their condolences.
Assam Police on its official Twitter deal with stated Gogoi was “a father determine and inspiration”.
“Together with his passing, the Nation and the State have misplaced an important chief. Our heartfelt condolences to his household, buddies and family members,” the police power stated.
All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev stated the celebration has misplaced a stalwart in Gogoi, who was “probably the most humble and accessible to all as a chief minister”.
“He was inclusive as a frontrunner and fearless. His contribution to construct Assam is unmatched. My deepest condolences to his household,” she tweeted.
Apart from the leaders, all main political events of the state — Congress, BJP, AGP, AIUDF, BPF, Raijor Dal, Assam Jatiya Parishad, CPI(M) and Anchalik Gana Morcha condoled the loss of life of the previous chief minister.
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), All Assam College students” Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP), All Bodo College students Union (ABSU), College students Federation of India (SFI) and lots of different pupil our bodies too expressed their sorrow.
Main singers like Zubeen Garg, Manas Robin and Loknath Goswami, theatre personalities Sitanath Lahkar, Tarun Talukdar, Robijita Gogoi and lots of others mourned the loss of life of the veteran politician, saying he at all times upheld inventive freedom and was by no means against criticism.
In a press release, the Christian Neighborhood of Assam expressed its deepest sorrow and provided its condolences on the demise of Gogoi.
“The neighborhood has misplaced a beneficial buddy and an adherent supporter. The neighborhood whereas praying for the everlasting repose of his soul additionally needs to precise its solidarity together with his relations at this tough time whereas assuring them of its prayers and help,” Assam Christian Discussion board spokesperson Allen Brooks stated.
Gogoi died on the age of 84 whereas present process therapy for post-COVID-19 problems.
He was the chief minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016, a six-time parliamentarian and Union minister twice.
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