GUWAHATI, Dec 1 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been nominated for the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award 2011 in the category of politics, an official press release said.
The other nominees in the category include Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, Union Minister for Law and Justice and Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid, former Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley (jointly).
The prestigious award will be given away on December 16 at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.
Considered to be one of the most credible awards in the country, the �Indian of the Year Award 2011� will laud the luminaries and dynamic individuals whose contributions in the year 2011 have strengthened the foundation of our society and have helped build Brand India in the process.
These iconic Indians will be chosen from five different categories � Politics, Sports, Business, Entertainment and Public Service. The selection process for the awards adheres to a unique and transparent four-tier procedure which includes nominations from the Network 18 editorial board, ratification by the jury, and the voting by the Electoral College and the citizens of the country, the release added.