New Delhi: What was speculated for quite some time in the political circle, it came true as Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Working President and former MP Pradeep Majhi has finally resigned from the party’s primary membership on Thursday.
He is the second Working President of OPCC, who left party in lurch just before Rural and Urban polls, which are slated to be held in 2022. Earlier Naba Kishore Das, former Working President left Congress just before 2019 General Elections.
The resignation letter has been sent to the AICC Interim President Sonia Gandhi. “With profound respect and obedience I beg to state with extreme sad and pain that I have decided to resign from the primary membership of Indian National Congress,” Mr. said in the letter.
An aggressive tribal youth leader and former MP from Nabarangpur Lok Sabha constituency, Mr.Majhi said that he wanted to serve people while being in Congress, but the grand old party lacks enthusiasm.
The organization of the party was extremely well managed by your dynamic leadership which gradually declined due to recalcitrant persons occupying the pivot posts different level and now the party has almost lost its credibility which may take a long time to revive, Mr.Majhi said in the letter.
He, however, said: “I have a great desire to serve my people at whatever position I am which is now lacking in the Congress party. I am painfully quitting the party for which I may kindly be excused. I shall however perform my duties as per your ideology and serve the people with utmost satisfaction.”
Mr.Majhi was elected to Lok Sabha from Nabarangpur in 2009 though he lost the elections in 2014 and 2019 to Balabhadra Majhi (BJD) and Ramesh Majhi (2019). He has considerable influence among the tribal population of Nabarangpur and Malkangiri district.
Mr.Majhi is likely to join Biju Janata Dal, whenever BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik will visit Nabarangpur during this month, political grapevine is agog about the fresh political development.