Raman Singh quits, owns moral responsibility for BJP’s defeat

Raman Singh quits, owns moral responsibility for BJP’s defeat

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New Delhi/Raipur, Dec 11: Bowing to the people's mandate, three time Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh on Tuesday tendered his resignation saying he would take the entire responsibility of the defeat as the polls were fought his leadership.

"There are many reasons for the defeat, I need not speak on those today. But I have tendered my resignation to the Governor", Mr Singh told reporters in Raipur.

He said the BJP government since 2003 in the state has "done its best" for the people, but the people's mandate has to be respected.

"Last three times I got all the credits for the victory, so this time I owe the responsibility for the defeat too. This is my moral responsibility", he said adding the BJP will definitely discharge the role of a responsible opposition in the state.

"We will discharge the new role with equal responsibility. This will be a new role", he said.

According to trends shown in the Election Commission website, the Congress was leading in 67 seats in the 90 member assembly while the BJP could maintain lead only in 17 seats. (UNI)