Assam Congress Chief Ripun Bora resigns from post after party’s ‘poor show’ in polls 2019

Taking moral responsibilities of the party’s poor show in the State, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee Ripun Bora on Sunday resigned from party’s state top post. He has submitted his resignation to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for party’s poll debacle in recently held national polls.

In a letter to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Ripun Bora stated, ‘Whatever may be the reasons for this humiliating defeat in Assam, my conscience doesn’t allow me to continue as president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee’. He added that he takes the moral responsibility of Congress poor performance in the state that sends 14 parliamentarians to the Lower House.

In his letter, he added, that he will remain to be with the party and is ready to dedicate himself for the party in the coming days. He further said in order to reorganize the party structure his successor to take responsibility in the state.

After the party’s poor performance in the recently held elections, Congress Chiefs of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Odisha have also offered their resignations.

In Assam, Congress only won 3 seats out of 14 Lok Sabha Seat, while BJP bagged 9 seats while 2 won by others.

The Congress won 52 seats in the recently held polls, which is only 8 more than it got in 2014 national polls. It has also lost some of its strongholds across the country including Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Jyotiraditya Scindia‘s Guna in Madhya Pradesh.

While the Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded national polls has secured 303 seats, 22 more than it got in 2014. While BJP along with its allies, the NDA secured 352 seats.


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