A known face in the political circle of Angul and former president of the District Congress Committee, Biplab Jena resigned from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress on Tuesday.
He sent off a letter to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, informing him about his resignation.
In the letter, he said he was finding it difficult to carry out his responsibility to provide necessary service to the people of Angul and Odisha while being in the party.
A primary member of the Indian National Congress for 30 years, Biplab has indicated in his letter that he may start with a clean slate by joining any other party.
“It is best to look ahead at a fresh start which may fulfil the dream of my associates and people with me,” he wrote.
At a time when the Congress is trying to grow stronger by bringing back suspended senior leaders like Mohammed Moquim and Chiranjib Biswal, Biplab Jena’s resignation is viewed as a blow to the party’s district-level organization.