Saswat Singhdeo

Jharsuguda: Brushing aside speculation of quitting the Congress party, Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das has said that he has no plans to leave the party. In a press statement, Das clarified that he had been a part of the Congress since his college days.

"I am inspired by the principles and ideologies of the party. I was selected as the working president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) because of my work done for the party," Das wrote in the statement following media reports about him joining BJD.

Das added that he will continue to do the work assigned to him with complete dedication and hence there is no question of quitting the party.

"All those who are trying to spread hoax over me joining other party should refrain from doing so," Das added.

Earlier, speculations over Das quitting the party were doing rounds after his speech at a public meeting at Laikera in Jharsuguda where he claimed that he might join another political party for the overall development of the region.

“I might join any other party but the demand for making Laikera a sub-division will surely be fulfilled. As you have elected me as your representative, I will take a decision about joining a political party that will provide most suitable platform for Laikera’s development,” Das had said at the meeting earlier this month.