Pradeep Pattanayak

In a sign of growing trouble in the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC), Senior Congress leader Satya Nayak on Tuesday resigned from the party. Nayak sent off his resignation letter to OPCC president Sarat Pattanayak. 

Disgruntled Nayak cited his name being removed from the PCC member list as the reason for his resigning from the party. 

“Personally, I am genuinely hurt when my name was removed from the PCC member list. And the process of delisting was against the constitution of the party. Despite informing you and the AICC observer about the omission, I am yet to get a reasonable response about the lapse from either of you. As PCC President, the buck must stop with you in matters of such serious lapses. By striking out my name from the PCC list sends the clear indication that my services and contributions are hardly required by the party anymore,” read Nayak’s letter. 

“The biggest threat to the party’s reliability today is not allowing or grooming the second and third generation leadership. Professionals and intellectuals in the state are reluctant to join in the party. What bothers me more is, PCC being the umbrella unit, it has the responsibility to carry the other branch units like NSUI, IYC and Mahila Congress along with it. Unfortunately, this is not the case,” he further stated as reasons for his resignation. 

It is worth mentioning here, Nayak had already resigned from the posts of Media Convenor and General Secretary of Odisha Congress following his name being excluded from the list of eligible voters to elect the party president.

Reported By: Jagdish Dash