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Tarun Gogoi: The quintessential Congressman who brought peace to Assam

Former Assam chief minister, six-time parliamentarian, Union minister twice and MLA from the Titabor Assembly constituency since 2001, he was one of the founders of modern Assam

Tarun Gogoi
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Few in the Congress managed to beat incumbency like Gogoi. He took the Congress to victory for the third consecutive time in 2011 and became chief minister

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Tarun Gogoi, quintessential Congressman and proven administrator, died on Monday after battling post-Covid complications. He was 84. Former Assam chief minister, six-time parliamentarian, Union minister twice and MLA from the Titabor Assembly constituency since 2001, he was one of the founders of modern Assam.

Few in the Congress managed to beat incumbency like Gogoi. He took the Congress to victory for the third consecutive time in 2011 and became chief minister; the party won 78 of the 126 seats in the Vidhan Sabha, surprising everyone. He tried to keep everyone happy, sometimes against his better judgement. But ultimately, it was

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First Published: Nov 24 2020 | 12:32 AM IST

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