Major setback for Congress in Odisha as Rajat Choudhury resigns from party

Bhubaneswar: In a major setback for Congress in Odisha, Rajat Choudhury has resigned from the party, said reports on Friday.

According to reports, the Vice President of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee communicated his resignation via a letter addressed to the senior members of the party.

The resignation letter read as follows, “With a heavy heart I am Rajat Choudhury, Vice President, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee and Former State President, Odisha Pradesh Youth Congress submitting my resignation herewith immediate effect.”

The letter further read, “I am working for the party last 24 years with different positions.
Thanking you for giving me the opportunity to serve the party and the people of Odisha.”

It is yet to be ascertained which party Rajat Choudhury is planning to join after tendering his resignation. Earlier on February 14 the party faced a major setback as the former Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Rajnagar, Anshuman Mohanty resigned from the primary membership of Congress.

As per official reports, he has also resigned from his post of Kendrapara District Congress president. He has submitted his resignation to Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president, Sarat Pattanayak.

In his resignation, the political leader wrote, “I hearby tender my resignation from the primary membership of Congress party with immediate effect. Thus may also be treated as my resignation from the post of President of the Kendrapara District Congress Committee. I take the opportunity to thank all the leaders and workers of the Congress party for the kind cooperation that they had extended to me during my association with the Congress party.”

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