Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Ripun Bora. (File photo)
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Ripun Bora. (File photo)

Ripun Bora resigns from Assam Congress President post after defeat in assembly polls

ANI | Updated: May 03, 2021 01:43 IST


Guwahati (Assam) [India], May 3 (ANI): Taking responsibility for the Congress' defeat in Assam Assembly elections, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Ripun Bora on Sunday tendered his resignation from the post.
"I do hereby tender my resignation from the post of President, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee owing responsibility of the humiliating defeat of my party in the Assam Assembly Election 2021," Bora said.

In the 126-member Assam assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party won 55 seats and is leading on 5. Its alliance partner AGP has won nine seats while United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) secured six seats.
The Congress, which forged 'Mahajot' in Assam and allied with AIUDF, also did not project a chief ministerial candidate in the state. Some of its senior leaders like Gaurav Gogoi did not contest the assembly elections. The party has won 27 seats so far and is leading in two.
The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has won 14 seats and is leading on two, CPI-M won one seat and Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) has won four seats. Independents won one seat and are leading on another. (ANI)

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