Guwahati: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Monday rejected the resignation letter submitted by Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora and directed him to serve the state as the president of the party.
Ripun Bora who faced a humiliating defeat on Sunday in the state election resigned from his post immediately after the debacle.
In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday, he wrote: “Madam, I am extremely saddened and disheartened to inform you that despite my immense hard work we were unable to combat the divisive and communal politics played by the BJP and RSS.
Despite all the odds, I did the best in my capacity to revive the party during the last four years as President of Assam PCC.
However, I pledge to continue my fight as a dedicated congressman to uphold the ideology and values of Indian National Congress.
Madam, I shall be ever grateful to you for assigning me with such a 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 lost to BJP’s Utpal Bora. Reports said that the Congress leader lost with a margin of some 14,118 votes.
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