Assam: Taking moral responsibility of party’s defeat in the Assembly elections, Congress’ Assam unit President Ripun Bora has resigned on Sunday.
The Congress leader also lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Utpal Borah in the Gohpur Assembly seat by a margin of 29,294 votes.
In his resignation letter to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, Bora said that taking the responsibility for the party’s “humiliating” defeat in the Assam Assembly election, he is stepping down from his post.
“I am extremely saddened and disheartened to inform you that despite my immense hard work, we were unable to combat the divisive and communal politics played by the BJP and RSS. Despite all the odds, I did the best in my capacity to revive the party during the last four years as President of Assam PCC,” the 65-year-old leader said in his resignation letter.
The Congress could only secure 15 of the 26 seats in Assam, while its Mahajot(Alliance partners), the All India United Democratic Front secured six seats.
Ahead of the MayDay, Mr. Bora had claimed that the Congress-led Mahajot or grand alliance of 10 parties would win more than 75 of the 126 Assembly seats in Assam. He had also stressed that he was the right candidate for the Chief Minister post if the grand alliance won the polls.