Mishra Says No Polls

 The Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra today said he would not contest the next election due to his advancing age.

 
Congress Veteran said that he would, however, remain active in politics. 
 
"I have made up my mind not to contest the next election as I will be 79 by 2019," Mr.Mishra, who represents Bolangir in the Odisha Legislative Assembly, said.
 
Mr.Mishra said he doesn’t think at such an age, one can do enough to work actively for the people,".
 
He said that he has sent an email to AICC Vice-President Rahul Gandhi saying that it was not proper for a politician to fight election after 70.
 
Mr.Mishra was reacting on a news item which said that he would quit politics. "It is not correct. I was born in politics and will stay in politics till death."
 
Notably, earlier rumors about Mr.Mishra’s resignation from the post of the Leader of Opposition did rounds following his meeting with AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi-- twice in quick succession- at New Delhi last month.

Mr.Mishra, who is close to Congress veteran, Niranjan Patnaik is not pulling well with PCC Chief Prasad Harichandan and he went along with the Lawmakers to press for a new PCC President to lead the Party.
 
However, AICC continues to repose faith on Mr.Harichandan, which is creating annoyance and  irritation among the lawmakers.
 


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