Kaliabor, May 24, 2019
Sitting MP and Congress candidate for the Kaliabor constituency Gaurav Gogoi on May 24th, 2019 stated that it is a “bittersweet victory” as he managed to retain his seat for the second consecutive term by winning 55.18% votes.
He defeated his rival Asom Gana Parishad(AGP) candidate, Moni Madhab Mahanta in a cut-throat competition. Gogoi claimed to keep on working for the citizens.
Bittersweet victory as @INCIndia wins in Kaliabor Lok Sabha seat by over 2 lac votes. I apologise to all the supporters of the Congress that we couldn’t meet their expectations. People of India have decided their future for the next 5 years.. Time to work together for the nation.
— Gaurav Gogoi (@GauravGogoiAsm) May 23, 2019
Addressing media persons, Gogoi said, “I am happy and I thank the people of Kaliabor for keeping their faith on me. Although the party could not hold its ground in the centre, we will continue to work towards the eradication of unemployment problems,”.
It may be mentioned that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) headed for a comfortable majority in the 17th Lok Sabha.
“Congress president Rahul Gandhi is the ablest leader a party can have. He has given all his efforts one can do to take forward a party. I am proud that I am working with him and in the coming elections we will come up with new ideas to win the people,” he further added.
It may be mentioned, Gogoi won the Kaliabor seat with a margin of 2,09,994 votes.