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Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh resigned from the post of MLA

Bhubaneswar:22/1/19: Senior Congress leader and Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh, who had quit the party earlier, has resigned from the post of MLA today.

He met Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat and submitted the resignation letter.On January 18, the Sundargarh MLA had sent his resignation to the AICC President Rahul Gandhi on ‘moral ground’ after he was suspended by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Disciplinary wing for alleged anti-party remarks.

According to reports, the OPCC had suspended Singh from the party after he praised BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on several occasions.

He was suspended after Singh had refused to attend the meeting of the Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s meeting at Bhubaneswar on January 25.Singh who had secured 66,138 votes defeated his nearest candidate Kusum Tete of ruling BJD with a margin of 12,584 votes. There were nine candidates in the fray for the Sundargarh constituency, which is reserved for scheduled tribe (ST) candidates, in the 2014 elections.

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