Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said he would tender his resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, saying he takes "full responsibility" for the party's electoral defeat in the state.
With counting trends of votes cast in parliamentary elections showing the BJP leading in seven out of 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam, Gogoi told a private TV channel in Guwahati: "I take full responsibility. We are going to accept the people's mandate with all humility. I am going to tender my resignation to the Congress president."
Gogoi, however, said the Congress would retain power in Assam in the 2016 assembly election.
"I have seen late prime minister Indira Gandhi losing elections and again storming back to power. There are wins and defeats in politics," Gogoi said, adding that there could be several reasons for the defeat.