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Nagaland Governor, CM, Dy. CM condole the demise of former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

The Governor of Nagaland, Chief Minister, Dy. Chief Minister along with the Leader of Opposition TR Zeliang and many others condole the demise of former Chief Minister of Assam and veteran Congress leader Tarun Gogoi

Kohima, November 24 (NEx): The Governor of Nagaland RN Ravi, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Dy. Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton along with the Leader of Opposition TR Zeliang and many others condole the demise of former Chief Minister of Assam and veteran Congress leader Tarun Gogoi who passed away in Guwahati on November 23, 2020.

Tarun Gogoi (1934-2020) was an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016. He was a member of the Indian National Congress and led the party to a record three consecutive electoral victories in Assam. He was the longest serving Chief Minister of the state.

The state of Assam has declared three days mourning for the demise of the veteran leader Tarun Gogoi.

The Governor of Nagaland RN Ravi taking to Twitter conveyed his condolences and said, ‘Death of Shri @tarun_gogoi has deeply saddened me. The country has lost a senior statesman. Let his soul rest in peace!’ https://twitter.com/RajBhavanKohima/status/1330899095259545601?s=19

The Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio condoles, ‘I am sad to learn about the demise of former Chief Minister of Assam and senior Congress leader @tarun_gogoi. The country has lost a veteran leader with vast political experience. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. May the departed soul rest in peace.

The Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland Yanthungo Patton said, ‘In Shri #TarunGogoi Ji, the country has lost today an exceptional leader and efficient administrator. Extremely saddened by the demise of the former Chief Minister of Assam. My sincere condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace!’

While, the Leader of Opposition TR Zeliang condoles, ‘The demise of Shri Tarun Gogoi, a political stalwart from the NE India, leaves a deep vacuum which will be difficult to fill. Deeply grieved at the lost of a prominent leader. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family. May the departed rest in eternal peace.’

K Therie, President INC Nagaland tweets, ‘Deeply pained to learn Shri Tarun Gogoiji has passed away. We shall fondly remember his legacy and the exemplary statesmanship he displayed for generations to come.
We will miss you Sir!
May his soul rest in peace!’ https://t.co/O8EP4v3C4Z

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal took to Twitter and said, ‘I express heartfelt condolences on the demise of former Chief Minister, a tall leader & our most respected Tarun Gogoi da. It’s the end of an era in Assam’s public life. He was so vibrant and full of life until a few days back, couldn’t believe this sad news.’

The Chief Minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh tweets, ‘Deeply painful to hear about the tragic demise of ex-CM of Assam, Tarun Gogoi ji. It is a great lost to the people of NE and nation as a whole.
May God give, family and friends grieving the immeasurable loss they suffered, the strength to overcome the pain.’

Pema Khandu, CM of Arunachal Pradesh, tweets, ‘Saddened by passing away of former CM of Assam Shri @tarun_gogoi Ji. My sincere condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers with them in this hour of grief.’