Ripun Bora accepts moral responsibility for party’s defeat in the Lok Sabha Polls

Ripun Bora
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GUWAHATI: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripun Bora disconcerted with the dismal poll outcome of the party, acquiesced moral responsibility for the same. “I have intimated the High Command about my absolute failure and I will accept any verdict that is pronounced upon me”, he said.

Addressing a press conference on Friday at Rajiv Bhawan on Saturday, Bora said that the party has accepted the public’s verdict. “The plight of the Congress party is in bad shape not just in the state but in the whole of the nation. However, that cannot change the fact that we have a seven percent increase in the number of votes in comparison to 2014 Lok Sabha polls”, he said.

Adding that when the party was in power during the year 2014 both in Delhi and Assam, they won three seats in the state and this year, when the saffron party has the reigns both in the centre and state, the Congress party has still managed to hold on to three seats.

“Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) failed to impact the poll outcome but we will continue to protest against any anti-public decisions taken by the government”, commented Bora. He concluded by stating that in spite of the constant BJP claims, the Congress party had absolutely no alliance with the AIUDF party.