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Congress senior leader and its Tirtol MLA candidate Bibhu Prasad Tarai resigned from the party

Bhubaneswar:3/4/19: In yet another blow to the Congress in Odisha, senior leader and its Tirtol MLA candidate, Bibhu Prasad Tarai resigned from the party today expressing displeasure over “ticket distribution”.

Tarai, sources said, was upset with party’s top leadership over his candidature. He was interested for Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha seat but the party has has fielded him from Tirtol Assembly segment, the source added.

He has sent his resignation letter to Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik this evening.

Patnaik, however, was not available for his comments on the matter by the time of filing this report.

It may be recalled here that Tarai had won the Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha seat on a CPI ticket backed by BJD in 2009 but later he was expelled from the party for alleged anti-party activities. Then, he had joined the Congress ahead of the 2014 general elections.

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