Bhubaneswar: In a major blow to the Odisha Congress, its spokesperson Sulochana Das on Monday resigned from the party.
Das, who met BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Nivas earlier in the day, confirmed her resignation from the grand old party on her Facebook page.
“With deep anguish, I have taken this decision to resign from the Congress. During the last four years, the party gave me the scope to work as a spokesperson and general secretary for which I am thankful to the party. But I was shattered every day when I saw serious indiscipline and lack of coordination between the PCC and the Congress Legislature Party and it became very difficult for me to work in the party,” she wrote.
“Since the party is divided into various groups based on individual leaders, I could not fit into any of these groups. When communal forces were raising their head in Odisha because of the weaknesses of the Congress party, I felt ashamed to continue in the Congress,” Das added.
The former journalist-cum-politician, originally from Jajpur district, is all set to join the BJD tomorrow.
The media savvy Das is expected to be fielded as a spokesperson for the ruling party.