GUWAHATI: As mark of respect to the departed soul, the government of Assam has declared state mourning for 3 days from November 24 onwards. Gogoi's last rites will be performed on November 26.
It was further informed that during this period the national flag will be flown half-mast where it is regularly flown and no hence there will be no public entertainment during this period.
As a mark of respect, the State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to cancel all-party meetings and public rallies and functions till November 26.
It needs mention here that Tarun Gogoi will be kept at GMCH today and will be taken to his official residence at 9 A.M and then will be taken to Assam secretariat at 11 A.M where assembly employees will pay their last tribute.
At around 1 P.M Gogoi will be taken to Rajiv Bhawan from where he will then be shifted to Srimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra at 4 P.M where his remains will be kept till November 25.
His body will be kept at the Srimanta Kalakshetra for two days — on November 24 and 25 — so that people can pay their last respects to him.
It is being speculated that Gogoi’s last rites could be performed at Titabor, his Home Constituency.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, “I am grieved to learn about the demise of Assam's former CM and famous politician Tarun Gogoi. May the Almighty give strength to his family in this moment if grief. My condolences to his family and loves ones. Om Shanti Shanti.”
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