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Naik Quits Congress

In an embarrassment for the OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik, former MLA from Bhawanipatna Assembly constituency, Dushmant Naik, today announced his resignation from the party.

The ex-Lawmaker has sent his resignation letter to Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik, citing “personal reasons” behind the decision.

Whether Mr.Naik’s resignation letter has been accepted or not is yet to be known.

“I am resigning from the party (Congress) due to my personal reasons,” said Mr.Naik told television channels.

He said his supporters have suggested him to join the BJD for the overall development of the constituency.

However, when asked whether he is joining BJD, Mr.Naik said “nothing has been decided yet”.

Earlier, the former MLA had alleged that he was neglected and humiliated by some senior leaders in the party. He had even said that he was unhappy over party affairs.

Mr.Naik, who was a staunch supporter of Lulu Mohapatra, has reportedly been sidelined after the demise of the strong man from Brahmagiri.

 

He was elected to the State Legislative Assembly from Bhawanipatna constituency on a Congress ticket in 2014.

 

 


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