Another Jolt To Congress As Odisha Unit Vice President Rajat Choudhury Quits Party

Bhubaneswar: In another blow to the concerted efforts of Congress to strengthen its cadre and emerge as an alternative in the state in 2024 elections, the vice-president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), Rajat Choudhury, on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party.

“With a heavy heart, I am submitting my resignation with immediate effect. I have been working for the party for last 24 years in different positions. Thanking you for giving me the opportunity to serve the party and the people of Odisha,” he wrote in his resignation letter to OPCC president Sarat Pattanayak.

His resignation came on the day when the party was planning to stage a massive demonstration in Bhubaneswar.

Choudhury had served as Pradesh Youth Congress president from 2014 to 2016 and was also the general secretary of the state unit of the party. He reportedly played a crucial role at organisation level.

In February, former Congress MLAs Anshuman Mohanty and Nihar Mohananda had quit Congress. The departure of many leaders ahead of the twin polls in April has become a huge concern for the party in the state.


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