GUWAHATI: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora who faced a humiliating defeat on Sunday in the state election resigned from his post.
Immediately after the debacle, Bora resigned from his post of APCC president.
In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he wrote: “Madam, I am extremely saddened and disheartened to notify you that despite my enormous hardwork we were unable to combat the divisive and communal politics played by the BJP and RSS.
Despite the entire odds, I did the most productive in my capacity to revive the party throughout the final four years as President of Assam PCC.
On the other hand, I pledge to continue my fight as a committed congressman to uphold the ideology and values of Indian National Congress.
Madam, I shall be ever grateful to you for assigning me with this kind of great responsibility of President, Assam PCC to serve my party.”
Earlier, he had claimed that Congress-led Mahajot (grand alliance) would form the next state government.
Bora who contested from Gohpur seat missing to BJP’s Utpal Bora. Reports said that the Congress leader missing with a margin of a few 14,118 votes.