Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi on Wednesday said that he is not after the Assam’s chief minister’s post and will not represent his father’s constituency Titabar as per his last wish.
“I am not after the chief minister’s post. I was never in politics for my personal ambition. I am only concerned about forming the Congress-led ‘Mahajot’ (Grand alliance) government in Assam,” Gogoi told a news agency.
Gaurav, son of veteran Congress leader and three-time Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, expressed his gratefulness to the party leadership for giving him important responsibility.
“I have been very grateful for all the opportunities that the party has given me. They made me deputy leader of Lok Sabha and AICC in-charge. I am always there for any responsibility they give me,” said the 38-year-old Congress leader.
On contesting the elections from Titabar in the Jorhat district, he said it was his father’s one of last wishes that his successor should be from outside the family but a native of the constituency.
“Titabar was represented by my father for 20 years. We wanted that the successor should be someone who has contributed to the public service and not from our family” he said.
“That is why I am not contesting the polls from the seat. I am glad that AICC leadership has also accepted my father’s wishes,” Gogoi added.