It’s official: Former chief minister Giridhar Gamang quits Congress

Bhubaneswar: Ending all speculations, former chief minister Giridhar Gamang today announced about his resignation from primary membership of Congress and said his quitting from the party is not done with intention to join any political party.

Addressing mediapersons in a conference, Gamang said, “I was humiliated by the party (Congress).” Further, he stated he will never return to Congress and is just want to be free.

Reacting to the news, senior Congress leader Bhakta Das said, “Under some pressure, Gamang might have taken the decision. The party never depends on one leader. If someone quits the Congress, new faces will join the party.

The process continues.” Yesterday, Gamang’s son Sisir Gamang had said his father would declare about his quitting Congress at a press conference.

The junior Gamang had added the future course of action would be informed soon. He had also said his father would join a national party, and not a regional one.