Tarun Gogoi to continue as Assam Chief Minister

GUWAHATI: There seems to be no threat to Tarun Gogoi's chief ministership for the time being as leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge winded up his Assam visit and will present a report to party president Sonia Gandhi on dissidence in Assam Congress.
Kharge during last two days had extensive talks with district congress committees, officers' bearers of Pradesh congress committee, MLAs, former MPs. Views expressed were against the continuation and for the continuation of Tarun Gogoi as the state's chief minister.
Both the pro Gogoi and anti Gogoi camp furnished list of MLAs supporting them. Kharge discussed at length the political situation in the state with Gogoi. Leader of dissident camp, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "We have expressed our feeling to the Kharge."

Kharge after his visit said, "Opinion and feelings were expressed. I will convey the same to the party high command and whatever high command says we will abide by it."
Gogoi broke his silence after long time on the dissident issue and said," Differences of opinion are there. Some want change in the leadership. Kharge met large number of people. I cannot say what will be his report and cannot even predict it.

"He gave a patient hearing to each one's views. The ultimate decision will be taken by the high command."
Dissident camp claims to have support of 40 MLAs while pro Gogoi to claims to have received support of 40 MLAs.

Sources in Pradesh Congress committee said that several MLAs have put their signatures in both the camps. Congress has 78 MLAs in the house of 126.