Gogoi's Gambit

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi may be claiming that 'Modi magic' won't work in Assam, but his party is already in panic mode. Assuming that a Modi-led BJP will corner the Hindu votes, the Congress high command has almost finalised a pre-poll deal with All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). The Congress has agreed to set aside four seats for AIUDF. Gogoi is happy because Kaliabor, from where his son Gaurav is expected to contest the Lok Sabha polls, remains with Congress.