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Tarun Gogoi sworn in as CM

Gogoi, the chief minister for the 2nd successive term, is heading a coalition government led by the Congress.

india Updated: May 18, 2006 08:57 IST

Incumbent Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was on Sunday sworn in for his second consecutive term, ushering in Assam's first coalition government headed by the Congress.

The oath of office and secrecy was administered to Gogoi by Governor Lt Gen (retired) Ajai Singh at a simple function in the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan in Guwahati.

The members of the new ministry will be sworn in at a later date.

Gogoi, 70, heads the coalition government led by the Congress and supported by the Hagrama faction of the Bodoland People's Progressive Front (BPPF), NCP and independents.

Gogoi arrived at the Raj Bhavan with his wife Dolly and the newly elected legislators of his Congress party.

Digvijay Singh, who is in charge of Congress affairs in Assam, AICC observer Chandan Bagchi, BPPF president Hagrama Mohilary and state Congress president Bhubaneswar Kalita attended the swearing-in ceremony.

Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Brindaban Goswami and AGP-Progressive president and two-time Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta were also present.

Conspicuous by their absence were the opposition BJP and the Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF).

Gogoi, who was earlier scheduled to visit Delhi on Sunday, will travel to the national capital on Monday to get his council of ministers approved by the Congress leadership.