Kaliabor: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's son Gaurav, contesting from here, has his own ‘star' campaigner—his Britain-born wife who is learning Assamese fast and using her language skills at few political rallies she has attended.
The 31-year-old Gaurav is trying his luck in politics for the first time from the seat which his father won thrice and so has his uncle Dip Gogoi, the sitting MP. Elizabeth Claire accompanies her husband to most of his poll campaigns.
Foreign-educated Gaurav euphorically says Elizabeth, whom he married five months ago, has picked up Assamese very well.
“In some of the public rallies in Nagaon and Golaghat, she spoke in Assamese and expressed her gratitude,” the Gogoi scion told PTI.
He claimed local people have appreciated her picking up Assamese so quickly.
Elizabeth has mainly spoken about economic growth of the region and empowerment of rural people, he added. Kaliabor has returned Congress candidates to the Lok Sabha since 1967 but for two occasions when AGP nominees won in 1984 and 1996.
Kaliabor has a total of 14,44,692 voters, of which 7,46,256 are men and rest women. Voting for this seat will take place during the first phase on April 7.