GUWAHATI, May 18, 2011
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi being greeted by Governor J.B. Patnaik at Raj Bhavan in Guwahati on Tuesday. PTI
Congress leader Tarun Gogoi was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Assam for the third successive term by Governor J.B. Patnaik at the Raj Bhawan here.
The Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Gogoi (76) in Assamese at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhawan.
Union DoNER Minister Bijoy Krishna Handique, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Assam Pradesh Congress President Bhubaneswar Kalita were among those who attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Mr. Gogoi came with wife Dolly, son Gaurav and daughter Chandrima to the function.
He is scheduled to visit Delhi to get his list of ministers finalised by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Seventy-seven newly-elected Congress MLAs, 12 MLAs of ally Bodoland Peoples’ Front’s led by Hagrama Mohilary, senior civil, police and army officials attended the event.