Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In a fresh jolt to the Odisha unit of the Congress party ahead of the 2024 general elections, former MLA Anshuman Mohanty resigned from the grand old party on Wednesday.

The former legislator, who represented Rajnagar constituency in Kendrapara district from 2014 to 2019, resigned from the primary membership of the party. He also resigned from the post of President of the Kendrapara District Congress Committee.

Mohanty sent his resignation letter to PCC President Sarat Pattnayak.

“I hereby tender my resignation from the primary membership of the Congress party with immediate effect. This may also be treated as my resignation from the post of President of the Kendrapara District Congress Committee. I take the opportunity to thank all the leaders and workers of the Congress party for the kind cooperation that they had extended to me during my association with the Congress party,” read the resignation letter.

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As per sources, Anshuman was a strong youth leader of Congress in Kendrapara district. However, the reason behind his quitting the party is yet to be ascertained.

Earlier a couple of days back, former Congress MLA of Attabira Nihar Mahananda had quit Congress. Mahananda had sent his resignation letter to AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge.

With the 2024 General Elections approaching, the departure of many leaders from the party has become a huge concern for the Congress party in the State.
 

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