Shri Ripun Bora is a member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House), India and is a Member of several Parliamentary Committees including Committee of Privileges; Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. He is also the leader of the Indian National Congress party in Assam and is serving as the President of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee from 2016 till date. He is a former Cabinet Minister of Government of Assam for Education and has also held several independent charges including Panchayat and Rural Development as well as Elementary Education. Prior to entering politics, he was a practicing advocate in Gauhati High Court, Assam Civil Service Officer and lecturer at Chaiduar College, Gohpur. He was even awarded President Award by the President of India for best performance in census work as a Assam Civil Service Officer in 1992. He has been closely associated with a number of NGOs working in the field of women empowerment; organized a number of cultural programmes in Assam; published a number of articles in newspapers and journals; debate, public speaking on current issues. He is a graduate of the Gauhati University with MA (Economics) and LL.B Degrees.