Assam: Venue for Tarun Gogoi's Cremation Yet to be Decided
GUWAHATI: The venue for the cremation of the mortal remains of Late Tarun Gogoi is yet to be decided.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has requested the state government to provide a separate piece of land for the cremation of the octogenarian Gogoi who breathed his last at GMCH at 5.34 pm yesterday.
“We had given the request yesterday to the Chief Minister for a separate land for the cremation….but we are yet to
receive any communication from the government's side. Once we get a reply we will decide on the cremation venue,” a senior leader of Congress told G Plus.
On Monday, November 23 APCC President Ripun Bora had said the mortal remains of Tarun Gogoi will be cremated on Thursday in Guwahati.
In respect to the departed leader, the ruling BJP government has declared three days of state mourning.
Earlier in the day, the mortal remains of Gogoi were taken to his official residence at Dispur and then it was taken to the Assam Secretariat and Rajiv Bhavan. The body will be than kept in Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra for the common public to pay their last respects.
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