Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh suspended from Congress


Bhubaneswar: The disciplinary panel of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Thursday suspended Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh from the party for his alleged anti-party activities.

The disciplinary committee convenor, Ananta Prasad Sethi, informed the media that the decision to suspend Singh has been taken after the approval of the AICC.

Yesterday, Singh was served a show-cause notice by the disciplinary committee and asked to respond within 24 hours. As Singh failed to come up with a reply, he was suspended, the OPCC said.

Soon after his suspension, Singh said he will resign from the post of MLA. He also questioned as to how praising the Chief Minister would be termed as anti-party activities?

It may be mentioned here that the suspension of Singh came days after he hinted at deserting the grand old party following the resignation of Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das.

The Sundergarh MLA also praised Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and said, “As a person, he is a very good human being. The party has been able to be in power for as long as 18 years because of the supremo’s excellent political skills and capabilities. Naveen Patnaik is people’s favourite for which the party has been winning elections consistently.”

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