Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh resigns from Congress


Bhubaneswar: A day after he was suspended from the party, Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh on Friday resigned from the primary membership of Congress.

He also informed that he has resigned as the member of Odisha Legislative Assembly.

“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 said in a letter to All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi.

 “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 said.

Singh was suspended for praising Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and announcing to skip Rahul Gandhi’s meeting scheduled on January 25 in Bhubaneswar.

Singh was suspended following the recommendation of disciplinary committee of the party.