Guwahati, 16 May-2014, NDTV: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today decided to resign from his post, taking full responsibility for his failure to stop the BJP’s forward march.
Narendra Modi’s party was poised to register its best-ever performance in the north-eastern state which had come to be regarded as a Congress stronghold.
The party has been ruling the state since 2001, and Mr Gogoi is into his third term as the chief minister.
The Congress, which had won 7 of the 14 seats in 2009, saw its tally plummeting to two. The BJP, which had to rest content with four seats in the general election held five years ago, was expected to walk away with 10 seats -a feat which is being attributed to the ‘Modi wave’.
“I take full moral responsibility, and, therefore, stand by my earlier statement if we go down below 6 seats, I will resign,” Mr Gogoi told NDTV.