Tarun Kumar Gogoi
: তৰুণ কুমাৰ গৈগ) (born April 1, 1936) is the Chief Minister
of the state of Assam
Gogoi was born on the Rangajan tea estate in the Jorhat district of Assam. He was a student of Jorhat Government Boys School
and did his graduation from J B College, Jorhat and LL.B from Gauhati University
Tarun Gogoi is a member of the Indian National Congress
. In 1971, Gogoi was elected to the 5th Lok Sabha
from Jorhat constituency
In 1976, he became the Joint Secretary of All India Congress Committee. He was re-elected to the 6th Lok Sabha
in 1977 from the same constituency. Then again, he was re-elected to the 7th Lok Sabha
in 1983 from Jorhat. For the 4th time, he was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha
in 1991 from Kaliabor constituency
. During 1991-93, he was the Union Minister of Food (Independent Charge). From 1993 to 1995, he held the portfolio of Food Processing Industry as the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge).
During 1996-98, Gogoi was elected Member of Assam Legislative Assembly from Margherita Constituency. He was elected as a member of Parliament for the fifth time in 1998 to the 12th Lok Sabha
from Kaliabor. Again in 1999, Gogoi was re-elected to the 13th Lok Sabha
from the same constituency. On 17 May 2001, he assumed the Office of Chief Minister in Assam.
In 2006 with the Congress party coming to power in Assam for the second consecutive time, Gogoi got another tenure as the Chief Minister.
In 2011, Tarun Gogoi... Read More