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GUWAHATI: The much awaited autobiography of Assam's Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi- Turnaround: Leading Assam from the Front will be shortly released in Guwahati.
The book which has already been positively received by all quarters is an account of the last fifteen years of Shri Tarun Gogoi's reign as the Chief Minister of Assam, the challenges he faced and the turnaround he brought about.The longest serving Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi led the state from darkness to light through a difficult time when insurgency was at its peak and brutal killings dominated headlines. Development was at a standstill. With empty coffers, government employees were not paid salaries for months together.
Published by renowned publishing house HarperCollins, Turnaround: Leading Assam from the Front, is the first ever autobiography of an Assamese Chief Minister.
In this book, entitled Turnaround: Leading Assam from the Front, Tarun Gogoi has given a lucid account of the challenges he faced as the Chief Minister and the manner in which he grappled with those challenges, converting them into opportunities to write a new shining chapter in the long and glorious history of Assam.
As mentioned by Tarun Gogoi, he had to grapple effectively with three sets of issues, namely, gross financial and fiscal mismanagement, fighting insurgencies and revival and acceleration of inclusive development.
Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh says, "The three consecutive terms of Gogoi's government – from 2001 to 2016 – have changed the Assam story. The number of killings by rebels has come down as several outfits were brought to the negotiating table. Economic growth accompanied the new stability."
The three-time Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi while speaking about Turnaround- Leading Assam from the Front said, "When the history of Assam is penned, my three terms will show up both positives as well as negatives. But I will leave history to judge these years. I, as a son of the soil, am only content and grateful that I could take centre stage in the turnaround story."
The book which has already gained much attention across India and abroad will soon be released by Assam's Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Gogoi has dedicated the autobiography to his parents – Dr Kamaleshwar and Smt. Usha Gogoi.