Guwahati, May 27, 2019
At a time when Rahul Gandhi is facing backlash over his “resignation drama”, former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi called the Congress president the “best”
“Rahul Gandhi is the best person to lead the party. There is no alternative to Rahul in Congress. People wanted Modi, not once but twice. Hence, we have accepted people’s mandate and congratulated him. The BJP should now work towards the development of the country,” said Gogoi while addressing a press meet on May 27th, 2019.
“The BJP not only divided the Hindus and Muslims, they have also divided the Hindus based on tea tribe, Bengalis, etc. Money power and smart publicity are the main reasons behind their success,” added Gogoi.
It may be mentioned that Assam Congress unit president Ripun Bora has offered to resign after the party’s debacle in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Bora has sent in his resignation to party president Gandhi on May 24th, 2019.”In order to give a new look to the party and rejuvenate it, I think a new successor should be taken immediately in my place,” Bora mentioned in his letter.
Speaking on the same lines, Gogoi too endorsed for “revamping and restructuring” the Assam Congress unit. “Like people rebuild their houses after tsunami, we too will restructure our base. We had faced crushing defeat earlier too, yet the people voted us to power for 15 long years in Assam,” he said.
The BJP won a total of 351 seats in the 542-seat Lok Sabha this year, whereas, Congress party managed only 52 seats across the country. In Assam, the BJP surpassed the 2014 tally and registered the highest-ever tally in the state of Assam by winning nine out of the 14 seats.