Assam Congress chief offers to quit

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora has offered to resign after the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

Mr. Bora, a Rajya Sabha member, sent his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi owning “moral responsibility” for the party’s electoral show.

“Whatever maybe the reason for this humiliating defeat of my party in Assam, my conscience doesn’t allow me to continue as president of Assam PCC. In order to give a new look to the party and rejuvenate it, I think a new successor should be take immediately in my place,” he wrote in the letter on May 24.

A few days ago, 13 leaders of the Assam unit of the Congress had written to Mr. Gandhi demanding Mr. Bora’s removal because of “wrongdoings and mismanagement” of the party.

The Congress won three Lok Sabha seats, the same as in 2014. But while the party retained the Kaliabor seat, it lost the Autonomous Districts and Silchar seats. It compensated by winning the Barpeta and Nowgong seats.

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