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Assam Cong Committee Chief Submits Resignation After 'Humiliating' Defeat

News18.com | May 26, 2019, 11:34 PM IST
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Modi Govt 2.0 LIVE: Assam Congress Committee President Ripun Bora on Sunday submitted his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying "my conscience doesn't allow me to continue as president of Assam PCC".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday returned to his home state of Gujarat for the first time after winning the Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a public rally in Ahmedabad, Modi described the Surat fire tragedy as "heartbreaking". At least 22 persons were killed in the blaze that swept through a multistorey building in the city two days ago.
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May 26, 2019 10:34 pm (IST)

Assam Congress Committee President Ripun Bora Submits Resignation | Assam Congress Committee President, Ripun Bora, submits resignation to Congress President Rahul Gandhi. His resignation letter reads: "Whatever may be the reasons for this humiliating defeat in Assam, my conscience doesn't allow me to continue as president of Assam PCC"

May 26, 2019 9:36 pm (IST)

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy meets BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav in Delhi. Earlier in the day, he had met PM Modi and Amit Shah. 

May 26, 2019 9:12 pm (IST)

PM Modi Seeks Mother Heeraben's Blessings | Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets his mother Heeraben Modi at her residence in Gandhinagar and seeks her blessings

May 26, 2019 8:41 pm (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at BJP supporters outside the party office in Ahmedabad. He is being accompanied by BJP President Amit Shah.

May 26, 2019 8:04 pm (IST)

The Congress, a partner in the ruling alliance in Karnataka, has convened a meeting of its legislature party on Wednesday to discuss the current political developments in the state. CLP leader Siddaramaiah, in a letter to party legislators, including members of the legislative council, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, said the meeting would be held at a hotel here on May 29 at 6 pm to discuss the current political developments. The alliance's humiliating defeat in the LS polls, which saw BJP winning 25 of the 28 seats, is widely expected to have a bearing on the stability of the Kumaraswamy government.

May 26, 2019 7:49 pm (IST)

PM Narendra Modi further says, "We have to utilise these five years to solve issues of the common citizens. These have to be five years of all-round development. We have to further enhance India’s position at the world stage.The coming five years have to be years of jan bhagidari (public participation) and jan chetna (public awareness)."

May 26, 2019 7:42 pm (IST)

Vote in 2019 a Pro-Incumbency Vote: PM Modi | "After sixth phase of polling itself I had said that it’s 300 plus for us. When I said it, people mocked me. But, the results are for everyone to see. The vote in 2019 is a pro-incumbency vote and a positive vote," PM Modi says at a rally in Ahmedabad. 

May 26, 2019 7:35 pm (IST)

PM Modi at the Ahmedabad rally says, "People not just in India but across the world were supporting us during the elections even if they were not voting for us."

May 26, 2019 7:27 pm (IST)

PM Modi is now addressing the rally. " The Surat tragedy was heart-breaking. We cannot express our condolences in words. The govt is determined to ensure that such incidents are not repeated," he says about the blaze at the coaching centre which killed over 20 students. 

May 26, 2019 7:21 pm (IST)

Back to Ahmedabad where BJP chief Amit Shah is addressing a rally. He says: "After winning 26 seats (in Gujarat) Narendra bhai has come here, please shout loud so that the voice reaches West Bengal.....Under PM Modi BJP has not just grown as an organisation but we have also increased our voter base."

May 26, 2019 7:19 pm (IST)

Here are visuals of AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal's rally in Delhi. 

May 26, 2019 7:17 pm (IST)

We Will Win in Assembly Polls, Says AAP's Arvind Kejriwal | Arvind Kejriwal is also addressing a rally in Delhi. "We weren't able to convince the voters why they should vote for the AAP. This will change in the Assembly elections." He tells the "disheartened" party workers not to put down by the loss and says that in the Assembly elections the electorate will vote for "kaam nahi naam" (work not name). 

May 26, 2019 7:17 pm (IST)

We Will Win in Assembly Polls, Says AAP's Arvind Kejriwal | Arvind Kejriwal is also addressing a rally in Delhi. "We weren't able to convince the voters why they should vote for the AAP. This will change in the Assembly elections." He tells the "disheartened" party workers not to put down by the loss and says that in the Assembly elections the electorate will vote for "kaam nahi naam" (work not name). 

May 26, 2019 7:09 pm (IST)

BJP chief Amit Shah is addressing party workers and supporters in a rally in Ahmedabad. "Narendra bhai is Gujarat's pride. The world recognises Gujarat because of him," he says. 

May 26, 2019 6:51 pm (IST)

PM Modi will be addressing a rally in Ahmedabad shortly. He is flanked by Amit Shah and Vijay Rupani. 

May 26, 2019 6:47 pm (IST)

Here are visuals of PM Narendra Modi paying tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue near the Ahmedabad Airport. BJP President Amit Shah and Gujarat CM VIjay Rupani are accompanying him.

May 26, 2019 6:08 pm (IST)

PM Modi Arrives in Ahmedabad to Seek Mother's Blessings | PM Narendra Modi arrives in Ahmedabad to seek his mother Hiraba's blessings after clinching victory in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. Upon his arrival, Modi is greeted by Amit Shah, who was in the national capital earlier today. The PM will also be felicitated by the party's state unit. 

May 26, 2019 5:57 pm (IST)

The swearing in ceremony of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president PS Golay as Chief Minister of Sikkim will be held tomorrow (May 27). After vacating the CM's residence, Pawan Chamling will shift to his house in Namchi. He had held onto the office for a whopping 25 years. 

May 26, 2019 5:36 pm (IST)
'No Coincidence': Yeddyurappa, Cong Rebel MLAs Meeting BJP Leader Fuels Fresh Speculation in K'taka

The leaders claimed that the arrival of all of them around the same time was coincidental but political analyst Mahadev Prakash says the meeting is no co-incidence.

May 26, 2019 5:34 pm (IST)

PM Modi's Swearing Ceremony on May 30 | PM Narendra Modi and the Union Council of Minister will take oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan at 7 pm on May 30.

May 26, 2019 5:33 pm (IST)

She is Only Doing Drama, Will Never Resign: Mukul Roy | BJP's Mukul Roy in a press conference says that "Mamata Banerjee offered to resign because she became powerless since January due to Election Commission". Roy hits out at the CM saying that she is only doing drama. "She will never resign because she got the taste of power," he says.

May 26, 2019 5:00 pm (IST)

BJP workers have complained to police in Mumbai against a Congress activist for allegedly posting a derogatory meme on a social media platform. According to the complaint, a Congress functionary uploaded a meme on local WhatsApp groups, depicting a dog 'Motiji' pooping and a man next to time dubbed as 'bhakt'.

May 26, 2019 4:44 pm (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi to thank the people for "reposing faith" in him. He will pay obeisance at the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Modi won against Congress' Ajay Rai with a margin of 5,22,116 votes.

May 26, 2019 4:41 pm (IST)

Three days after the conclusion of the Lok Sabha polls and the simultaneous Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha, the Model Code of Conduct has ceased to be in operation, the poll panel said. 

May 26, 2019 4:31 pm (IST)

Pakistan FM Faisal also said that PM Imran Khan in his congratulatory phone call to PM Modi reiterated his "vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia". "...the Prime Minister said he looked forward to working with Prime Minister Modi to advance these objectives."

May 26, 2019 4:28 pm (IST)

PM Imran Khan Said to Have Expressed Desire For Better Cooperation in Phone Call With Modi | Pakistan Foreign Minister Mohammad Faisal in a tweet said that PM Imran Khan spoke to his Indian counterpart - Narendra Modi to congratulate him over his big poll victory. "PM expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples," he wrote in the tweet.

May 26, 2019 4:11 pm (IST)

Jaganmohan Reddy also says that he will complete the Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh. "Will probe in case there's any scam," he says. Reddy met with PM-elect Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in Delhi today. Following his meetings, he tells reporters that he discussed about the financial condition of the state. "Will probe if there's any scam in the building of the new capital - Amaravati, schemes launched by ex-CM Chandrababu Naidu," he says. 

May 26, 2019 3:59 pm (IST)

Will Keep Asking That Andhra Pradesh be Given Special Status: Jaganmohan Reddy | Following his meeting with PM Modi, the newly elected Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh - Jaganmohan Reddy says that he raised the issue of special category status. "I will keep asking Modi for special status for Andhra," he says adding that he had sought financial help for the state which is reeling under a debt of Rs 2.58 lakh crore. 

May 26, 2019 3:53 pm (IST)

Parliamentary Session Likely to be Held From June 16 | According to official sources, the first parliamentary session of the 17th Lok Sabha will be held in the first week of June. The government sources said that although the dates haven't been decided on, the session is likely convene on June 16. 

May 26, 2019 3:19 pm (IST)

PM Modi to Visit Maldives in His 1st Bilateral Visit | After swearing-in for the second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go to Maldives for his first bilateral foreign visit. He is likely to visit Maldives between June 7 – 8.

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Assam Cong Committee Chief Submits Resignation After 'Humiliating' Defeat
File photo of Assam Congress Committee President, Ripun Bora (Twitter)

The Rashtrapati Bhavan in a communique on Sunday said that President Ram Nath Kovind would administer the oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Council of Ministers at 7 pm on May 30.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier in the day called PM Modi to congratulate him on his massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections, reiterating Islamabad's desire to work with Delhi.

In his first bilateral meeting after a resounding victory in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Maldives next week.

Earlier today, Modi met Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu as well as Jaganmohan Reddy, chief of the YSRCP that trumped Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh. With Reddy, Modi discussed issues of special status of Andhra Pradesh and the state's finances.

Modi is all set for a packed schedule with visits to Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh after the BJP crossed the 300 figure in a stunning victory. He is first scheduled to visit Ahmedabad with BJP chief Amit Shah where he will meet his mother Heeraba and the state party unit.

He will then visit his constituency Varanasi where he will seek blessings at Kashi Vishwanath temple and then attend a ‘karyakarta sammelan’ at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul.
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