Bhubaneswar, Apr 07: Former congress MP Pradip Majhi on Friday stepped down as the vice president of OPCC on moral grounds for party’s debacle in the recently held three-tier Panchayat polls in the state.
The former parliamentarian tendered his resignation to Odisha PCC president Prasad Harichandan and forwarded a copy to party’s state in-charge BK Hariprasad.
While speaking to Kalinga TV, the tribal leader from Nabrangpur said, “I have resigned from PCC vice president post following the party’s rout in the recently held Panchayat polls. I could not perform my responsibilities assigned to me by the party. I realised that I could not do justice to my posts.”
However, he said that he would continue to be the president of ST Cell of the party and work for the tribals.
“I will see the organisation work remaining as the president of ST Cell of the party and will try my best to strengthen the party,” he added.