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Gogoi apprises PM, Sonia on resuming charge

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Sept 8 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has formally written to Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and Congress president, Sonia Gandhi informing them about his swift recovery and his intention to assume his charges on September 13.

In two separate letters to the top leaders, Gogoi has intimated that he is recovering from his cardiac surgery and currently recuperating in Delhi. He further informed that he is planning to formally resume his charges on Monday. He further greeted Gandhi on her election as the Congress president for the fourth consecutive term.

The formal letters to the Prime Minister and Congress president means that the Chief Minister is unlikely to call on them before he leaves for Guwahati on Friday.

Gogoi is currently undergoing a rigorous exercise routine and physiotherapy session and resting. There is strict ban on visitors and only handful of officials are being allowed entry into his Teenmurty residence. Yesterday, he even had a meeting with PCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister is unlikely to appoint a deputy chief minister, according to indications gathered by partymen who called on him, though the possibility of redistribution of portfolios is not being ruled out to ease pressure.

The Chief Minister, currently hold both the portfolios of Home and Finance, both are considered cumbersome and tension ridden.

Sources told this newspaper that they presume that Home portfolio may be handed over to Dr Bhumidhar Barman and Finance to Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. Gogoi has so spoken his mind, though some senior leaders have suggested that he shed some of his responsibility ahead of the Assembly polls.

Meanwhile, Kalita when contacted said that he had a cordial discussion with the Chief Minister and most of their conversation related to gearing up the party to prepare for the Assembly polls.

The Chief Minister looked cheerful and keen on resuming his duty, said Kalita.

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Gogoi apprises PM, Sonia on resuming charge

NEW DELHI, Sept 8 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has formally written to Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and Congress president, Sonia Gandhi informing them about his swift recovery and his intention to assume his charges on September 13.

In two separate letters to the top leaders, Gogoi has intimated that he is recovering from his cardiac surgery and currently recuperating in Delhi. He further informed that he is planning to formally resume his charges on Monday. He further greeted Gandhi on her election as the Congress president for the fourth consecutive term.

The formal letters to the Prime Minister and Congress president means that the Chief Minister is unlikely to call on them before he leaves for Guwahati on Friday.

Gogoi is currently undergoing a rigorous exercise routine and physiotherapy session and resting. There is strict ban on visitors and only handful of officials are being allowed entry into his Teenmurty residence. Yesterday, he even had a meeting with PCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister is unlikely to appoint a deputy chief minister, according to indications gathered by partymen who called on him, though the possibility of redistribution of portfolios is not being ruled out to ease pressure.

The Chief Minister, currently hold both the portfolios of Home and Finance, both are considered cumbersome and tension ridden.

Sources told this newspaper that they presume that Home portfolio may be handed over to Dr Bhumidhar Barman and Finance to Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. Gogoi has so spoken his mind, though some senior leaders have suggested that he shed some of his responsibility ahead of the Assembly polls.

Meanwhile, Kalita when contacted said that he had a cordial discussion with the Chief Minister and most of their conversation related to gearing up the party to prepare for the Assembly polls.

The Chief Minister looked cheerful and keen on resuming his duty, said Kalita.