Assam CM Tarun Gogoi confident of forming government in state



Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi is confident of retaining office, and said that the BJP’s alliance with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Bodo People’s Front (BPF) was rather confusing.

Talking to the reporters after casting his vote, Gogoi said, “People want change for the better and not change for the worse. There is no anti-incumbency against my government.”

To a query on the opinion polls hinting at a hung assembly, Gogoi said he was confident of forming the government in Assam once again.

“The BJP does not want to change for the better. That party cannot make a dent in upper Assam. That area is my stronghold, and mark my words, we will do much better in Lower Assam.”

Talking about the chances of the opposition, Gogoi said, “The situation was very bad when the AGP was in power. There were no jobs, and neither any development,” he said.

Before polling, Gogoi stood in the queue with other voters at the polling booth in Jorhat long with his wife, son and brother Deep Gogoi. BJP MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa in Titabar seat against Gogoi.

Meanwhile, 95 lakh voters will decide the fate of Gogoi and BJP chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal.