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Stage set for Gogoi ministry reshuffle

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GUWAHATI, Jan 19 � Finally, the way for reshuffle of the State Ministry has been cleared. In all, twelve Ministers of the State Cabinet submitted their resignation papers to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a meeting held at the Koinadhara official residence of the Chief Minister here around 5 pm to pave the way for reshuffle of the State Ministry.

According to sources, Power, Industries and Commerce and Education Minister Pradyut Bordoloi had submitted his resignation letter to the Chief Minister about two months back. This resignation letter is now going to be considered for effecting his resignation from the Ministry. Handloom and Sericulture and Cultural Affairs Minister Pranati Phukan submitted her resignation to the Chief Minister this afternoon ahead of the Koinadhara meeting.

However, Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora who was absent from the Koinadhara meeting, submitted his resignation letter to the Chief Minister later in the evening, sources said.

According to the sources, the twelve Ministers who submitted their resignation letters to the Chief Minister in a group today, expressed their trust in the leadership of All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi and AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi. They thanked the AICC president and the vice president for providing them with the privilege to serve the State.

Governor PB Acharya, who is now out of station, is likely to accept the resignations of these Ministers on January 22 after his return to the State capital and it is expected that the new Ministers would be sworn in on January 23.

Till the acceptance of their resignation letters by the Governor, the Ministers, who submitted their resignation letters to the Chief Minister today, would continue to officiate as Ministers, the sources further added.

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Stage set for Gogoi ministry reshuffle

GUWAHATI, Jan 19 � Finally, the way for reshuffle of the State Ministry has been cleared. In all, twelve Ministers of the State Cabinet submitted their resignation papers to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a meeting held at the Koinadhara official residence of the Chief Minister here around 5 pm to pave the way for reshuffle of the State Ministry.

According to sources, Power, Industries and Commerce and Education Minister Pradyut Bordoloi had submitted his resignation letter to the Chief Minister about two months back. This resignation letter is now going to be considered for effecting his resignation from the Ministry. Handloom and Sericulture and Cultural Affairs Minister Pranati Phukan submitted her resignation to the Chief Minister this afternoon ahead of the Koinadhara meeting.

However, Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora who was absent from the Koinadhara meeting, submitted his resignation letter to the Chief Minister later in the evening, sources said.

According to the sources, the twelve Ministers who submitted their resignation letters to the Chief Minister in a group today, expressed their trust in the leadership of All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi and AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi. They thanked the AICC president and the vice president for providing them with the privilege to serve the State.

Governor PB Acharya, who is now out of station, is likely to accept the resignations of these Ministers on January 22 after his return to the State capital and it is expected that the new Ministers would be sworn in on January 23.

Till the acceptance of their resignation letters by the Governor, the Ministers, who submitted their resignation letters to the Chief Minister today, would continue to officiate as Ministers, the sources further added.