Guwahati, August 23
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, who headed benches that pronounced a number of key judgements, together with the Ayodhya land dispute case, is perhaps the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Assam within the Assembly election subsequent yr, veteran Congress chief Tarun Gogoi has claimed.
The BJP, nonetheless, denied the previous three-time state chief minister’s assertion on Ranjan Gogoi, who was nominated as a Rajya Sabha member by the federal government in March.
If the previous CJI might go to the Rajya Sabha, he may additionally comply with be the subsequent chief ministerial candidate of the BJP in Assam, stated Tarun Gogoi.
“I have heard from several sources that Ranjan Gogoi’s name is there in the list of BJP candidates for the chief minister’s post. I suspect that he might be projected as the next possible chief ministerial candidate,” he stated.
Ranjan Gogoi, who’s the son of former Assam CM Kesab Chandra Gogoi, might have simply develop into the chairman of the Human Rights Commission or different rights our bodies, however he accepted the Rajya Sabha membership as “he has political ambition”, the Congress chief claimed.
“The BJP was happy with Ranjan Gogoi for the Ayodhya land dispute case judgment. It won’t be surprising if he agrees to be the next CM candidate for the BJP,” Tarun Gogoi stated on Saturday.
Gogoi headed a bench which delivered the decision within the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case that gave Hindus the two.77-acre disputed land for building of Ram temple and directed that Muslims be given a 5-acre land at a “prominent location” to construct a mosque within the metropolis.
The BJP, nonetheless, stated what the 85-year-old Congress chief stated was not true.
“People say many meaningless things when they become very old. There is no truth in what Tarun Gogoi said about the former CJI becoming the BJPs chief ministerial candidate,” the saffron get together’s state unit president Ranjeet Kumar Dass stated.
Tarun Gogoi additionally stated he was not going to be the chief ministerial candidate of the Congress.
“I will contest the elections but I will not be the chief ministerial candidate. There are several qualified candidates in the party for that. I can only be a guiding force or act as an advisor,” he stated.
A typical candidate can be projected from the proposed ‘grand alliance’ comprising the Congress, the AIUDF, the Left and different like-minded political events, he stated. PTI