Bhubaneswar: In a jolt to the belaguared to Odisha Congress, former Paralakhemundi MLA Kengam Surya Rao on Tuesday quit from the primary membership of the party.
Rao sent his resignation letter to Congress President Rahul Gandhi citing that the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) ignored his contribution and services.
In his resignation letter, the former legislator alleged that the party made inordinate delay in allotting ticket to him in the last assembly elections in Odisha.
“I did not get any confirmation of getting the party ticket till March 23 which was the last day for filing of nomination. In such a scenario I did not get ample time for preparation,” the leader said in his resignation letter.
Notably, Rao had lost to K Narayan Rao of BJP in the 2019 Assembly elections.