Assam CM Tarun Gogoi to meet Congress High Command in New Delhi

May 20, 11:30 AM
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is leaving for New Delhi Friday afternoon to meet the Congress High Command to finalize the list of ministers in his newly-constituted Cabinet.

According to official sources at Guwahati, Mr. Gogoi is scheduled to meet the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other senior party leaders before finalizing 17 names of the ministers to be included in his Ministry.

AIR Guwahati correspondent reports, that Mr. Gogoi has already announced to offer one ministerial berth to its ally Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF). The new Ministers are likely to take oath next week.

Mr. Gogoi was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the State for a third successive term on Wednesday last. The present Congress-led Government in the State has the support of 92 newly-elected MLAs in the 126-Member Assam Assembly, including 12 Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), one Trinamool Congress and another Independent legislator.