Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is confident that Congress would be able to retain power this time also. Talking to newsmen watihg at the polling booth in Jorhat, he said Congress will get absolute majority and would be able to form the next government. He said the people are happy with his government's performance.
To a question whether he would head the government for the third term, he said the decision would be taken by the party high command in consultation with the elected legislators
Before that Gogoi cast his vote exercised his franchise at Debicharan Barooah Girls High School where Union Minister Bijoy Krishna Handique and Gogoi’s brother Dip Gogoi, an MLA, also exercised their chance.. He was accompanied by his wife Dolly and son Gaurav.
Earlier in the morning, Gogoi offered prayers at a temple, mosque and church before reaching the polling station at around 10 in the morning.
Talking to reporters after casting his vote, Union minister for Development of North East Region Bijoy Krishna Handique said it will be a hat-trick for Congress.