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Congress leader Jogesh Singh resigned from the post of MLA and primary membership of the party

Bhubaneswar:18/1/19: The Congress leader Jogesh Singh today resigned from the post of MLA and primary membership of the party following suspension.

The Sundergarh MLA tendered his resignation to the AICC President Rahul Gandhi on ‘moral ground’.

“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 wrote in a letter to the party supremo today.

He expressed his displeasure on the party for placing him under suspension without taking any clarification from him after he announced to skip Rahul Gandhi’s meeting scheduled on Jan 25 in Bhubaneswar.

“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 mentioned in his resignation letter.

He questioned how his pre-scheduled engagements, for which he expressed his difficulties to attend the AICC President’s meeting, and praise for CM Naveen Patnaik could be termed as ‘anti-party’ activities.

Notably, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee on Thursday had suspended Jogesh Singh from the party after he praised Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

 

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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