Bhubaneswar : Pradeep Kumar Manjhi, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Working President and former parliamentarian resigned from the party’s primary membership on Thursday. He sent his resignation to the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi.
The former MP of Nabarangpur said in his letter that he wanted to serve people while being in Congress, but the grand old party lacks enthusiasm. “”The organisation of the party was extremely well managed by your dynamic leadership which gradually declined due to recalcitrant persons occupying pivotal posts at different levels, and now the party has almost lost its credibility which may take a long time to revive.I shall however perform my duties as per your ideology and serve the people with utmost satisfaction,” Majhi said in the letter.
Congress Chief spokesman, Ganeswar Behera, said it is a big loss for the party as Majhi was a dynamic youth tribal leader.
It was speculated that Majhi would quit Congress. Majhi intensified the speculation after stating that there is not much ideological difference between Congress and the BJD. Hinting at joining a regional outfit, Majhi had said that there is a greater scope of serving people from a regional party in the State.