Suspended Congress MLA Jogesh Singh quits party, post

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Bhubaneswar: A day after being suspended from the party, Congress leader Jogesh Singh today resigned from the post of MLA and primary membership of the party.

In a letter to AICC President Rahul Gandhi, the Sundergarh MLA has stated that he is quitting the Indian National Congress (INC) and the legislator’s post on moral ground.

“I tender my resignation from the Indian National Congress party on moral ground. I also tender my resignation from the post of the Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly,” Singh wrote in a letter to the party supremo today.

Singh expressed displeasure on the party for placing him under suspension without taking any clarification from him after he announced to skip Rahul Gandhi’s meeting scheduled on Jan 25 in Bhubaneswar.

“I have served the Indian National Congress for a period of more than 17 years with all sincerity at my level best. Without any communication to me or my office, suspending me from the Indian National Congress party may be assumed that the party does not require my service anymore,” he mentioned in his resignation letter.

He also questioned how his pre-scheduled engagements, for which he expressed his difficulties to attend the AICC President’s meeting, and praising Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, could be termed as ‘anti-party’ activities.

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