Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora resigns post 'humiliating defeat' in Lok Sabha polls

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Guwahati Updated: May 27, 2019, 12:49 PM(IST)

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Out of the total 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam, Congress only managed to win three, while the BJP bagged nine of them and two went to others. 

The president of Assam unit of the Congress party, Ripun Bora, submitted his resignation to party president Rahul Gandhi after Congress's "humiliating defeat" in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections.

"I take the moral responsibility for the dismal performance of the Congress party in the result of Lok Sabha elections under my leadership in Assam. Whatever may be the reason for this humiliating defeat of my party in Assam, my conscience does not allow me to continue as president of Assam PCC," Bora said in his resignation letter.

"I shall always be a disciplined soldier of my party and I am ready to dedicate myself to work for the party in the days to come. In order to give a new look to the party and rejuvenate it I think a new successor should take immediately my place," he added.

Out of the total 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam, Congress only managed to win three, while the BJP bagged nine of them and two went to others. 

Bora is the latest to resign over Congress's performance. Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar, party's Odisha unit chief Niranjan Patnaik and Karnataka state unit president HK Patil have already sent their resignations to Gandhi. Delhi Congress president Shiela Dikshit has also sent her resignation to the party chief.

The Congress is going through a crisis after its humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, where the voters gave a decisive mandate to BJP-led NDA to govern the country for the next fiver years. Rahul Gandhi has himself offered to resign as party president, though the proposal was rejected during the party's working committee meeting.

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