Ex-Congress MLA Dushmant Naik decides to quit party

Bhawanipatna: Alleging humiliation and negligence, former Congress MLA from Bhawanipatna, Dushmant Naik today said he would quit the party.

In an interview to OTV, Naik said his decision to quit the party is due to his dissatisfaction over party affairs and deception by some leaders of the party.

“I had a key role in building party’s base in Kesinga NAC and Kesinga block. Of late I was trying to strengthen party’s grassroots in my own constituency Bhawanipatna but some Congress leaders tried to back stab me so I have decided to quit the party,” Naik told OTV.

Naik did not hold anyone responsible for his decision but stated that since there’s no future for him in the party, he prefers quitting.

Sources said, Naik who was a staunch supporter of Lulu Mohapatra has reportedly been sidelined after the demise of the strongman.

Although senior leaders from the party are yet to comment on the development, party spokesman Lalatendu Mohapatra said if Naik has got any issues then it could be solved through discussions with the party leaders. “Naik has not yet quit the party and there is no need to lay emphasis on it in media,” Mohapatra said.