Besides Gogoi, the Congress president of Assam unit Bhubaneswar Kalita has also decided to resign over the outcome of elections.

"I will submit my resignation to party President Sonia Gandhi taking full responsibility for the party's performance in the state," Gogoi told reporters in Guwahati.
"This is not an emotional decision. This is a temporary setback. I have seen such a situation before and the party has always bounced back," he said.
He recalled that Indira Gandhi had lost in 1977, but bounced back to power and became the Prime Minister again with the Congress forming the government at the Centre.
"In Assam, too, such a situation had risen earlier with the Congress account once being zero in 1986. Such storms do come and Congress knows how to fight back," he said.
On being asked whether Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi should resign taking full responsibility for the party's debacle, Gogoi shot back, "Why should he resign? He is not the Prime Minister."
Among the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam, BJP is leading in nine constituencies, ruling Congress and principal opposition party AIUDF in two seats respectively and an Independent candidate in one seat.

Gogoi's son Gaurav Gogoi is trailing in third position behind BJP's Mrinal Kumar Saikia and AGP's former MP Arun Sarma in Kaliabor constituency.

Meanwhile, the Congress has been completely wiped out according to the poll trend in the 16th Lok Sabha elections.

Some of the big names of the party are trailing in several places and Sonia Gandhi-led party seems to be struggling to touch even the mark of 100 seats at a time when its opposition BJP has crossed the required number of 272 on its own.


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