After Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora wrote a letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, taking “moral responsibility” for the dismal performace of the party in the Lok Sabha elections in Assam and seeking the latter’s permission to “tender his resignation”, senior Assam Congress functionary Dwijen Sharma has hit back and termed the development a “drama”.
“It’s a drama. If he wanted to resign, he could have done so rather than write to Rahul Gandhi to seek his permission to quit,” Dwijen Sharma told News Live Monday.
Ripun Bora had written to the Congress president stating that he takes “moral responsibility for the dismal performance of the Congress party in Assam”.
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“Inspite of my best effort and hard work of all Congres workers of the State, we have failed to show satisfactory result, except winning 3 seats,” Bora wrote, and added: “In view of this, I seek your permission to tender resignation from President Assam PCC and request you kindly to relinquish me with a suitable replacement”.
Dwijen Sharma had earlier stepped up the heat, accusing the APCC president of taking money from several candidates before awarding them tickets to contest the Lok Sabha elections.
He had requested the Congress high command to take action against Bora.