Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh quits Congress
Sundargarh: In a major jolt to the Congress in Odisha, two-time Sundergarh MLA Jogesh Singh resigned from the party on moral ground on Friday. He was suspended from the grand old party for alleged anti-party activities yesterday,
In a letter to the Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Singh has informed about his decision to resign from the primary membership of the party as well as the post of the Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly.
“I came to know about the so called allegations against me, out of which one is praising the Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik ji and second one is regarding non participation in the upcoming party meeting by the President, AICC to be held on the 25th January 2019 due to my prescheduled engagements,” he said in the letter.
Singh questioned how praising Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is ranked as the best Chief Minister of India, can be termed as an anti-party activity when several Union Ministers from the Congress party had done the same during UPA regime.
Earlier, Singh told Kalinga TV that he couldn’t attend the party event in Bhubaneswar during Rahul Gandhi’s visit on January 25 as he has to attend two-three marriage ceremonies in his area.
On Wednesday, the Congress face in western Odisha and Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das resigned from the primary membership of the Congress and announced that he would join the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on January 24.