Guwahati: Attributing a bit of “arrogance and complacency” within himself and the Congress for the party's poor show in the the Lok Sabha elections in Assam, Tarun Gogoi today said he would resign within a week as its chief minister.
Gogoi, however said, “I will not leave politics and will continue to work for recovering the party from the current position.”
He had said yesterday that he would send his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
“When you win three terms as Chief Minister, some amount of arrogance and complacency set in. This was of course the case with me as well as the party. We thought nobody could defeat us. We forgot that we had lost earlier,” Gogoi told a press conference here.
Among other reason for Congress drubbing in the polls, he said, “This is the first debacle since I am here. Probably there was a communication gap with the people. Our campaign was probably not up to the mark. Our publicity did not fulfill our agenda.”