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Tarun Gogoi concedes defeat, assures to be constructive opposition

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MANOJ ANAND
Published May 19, 2016, 3:00 pm IST
Updated May 19, 2016, 3:11 pm IST
Gogoi not to hang his boot even after defeat.
Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi (Photo: PTI)
 Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi (Photo: PTI)

Guwahati: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi here on Thursday conceded his defeat but assured to play the role of a constructive opposition.

He told reporters that he has already congratulated chief ministerial candidate of BJP Sarbananda Sonowal. 

 

“With all humbleness we accept the defeat in Assam. People are expecting they will deliver better than us, that's why they have voted for them. Let them deliver on their promises. We will play a constructive and effective opposition,” he said.

“Wins and defeats are part of political system. This is part of a democratic system. We aren't disheartened,” he said asserting that he was not frustrated with the election results.

Gogoi also reiterated that they will not form an alliance with Badruddin Ajmal's All India United Democratic Front.

He refused to admit that it was strategic blunder of not having any alliance to counter the upsurge of BJP, which was visible on the grounds.

“I would be 100 percent in active politics. There is no question of any alliance with Ajmal,” he said.

Though his party lost in the state, Gogoi won the Titabor constituency, defeating BJP's Kamakhya Prasad Tasa. Most of the ministers of the Gogoi’s cabinet also lost the elections.

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