The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leaders paid their rich tribute to the mortal remains of the former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi at Srimanta Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Wednesday.
AASU chief advisor Dr. Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya, president Dipanka Kumar Nath, newly elected general secretary Sankar Jyoti Baruah, former general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi visited Kalakshetra to pay their last respect to the three-time chief minister of the state.
Remembering the veteran politician, Dr. Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharjya said that Gogoi was a leader with rare democratic values.
“In his long journey, Gogoi made efforts to solve the issues of Assam with democratic means. Right after coming to the power, he took bold steps to end the rule of secret killings in Assam. He expressed interest to solve the burning issue of illegal foreigners,” said Bhattacharyya.
Paying tribute to Gogoi, the President of the students’ body said, “He was successful in his efforts to curb the secret killings. It is the most noteworthy contribution he had made towards the Assamese people.”
Speaking to media, GS Sankar Jyoti Barua termed the demise of the former chief minister as the end of an era.
“Though he was a leader of a national political party, he will be remembered for his willingness to solve the problems of Assam,” said former AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi.