Bhubaneswar: A day after Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh heaped praises on BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and described him an able leader, Congress today suspended the two-time MLA for anti-party activities.
PCC Disciplinary Committee chief Anant Sethi in a press statement said that Singh was suspended after the approval of the AICC for making anti-party statements in media.
Meanwhile, Singh said that he never said of quitting the party. Sources said Singh is likely to join BJD very soon.
Besides heaping praises on Naveen Patnaik and described him an able leader, Singh also on Wednesday said that he cannot attend Rahul Gandhi’s scheduled public meeting here on January 25.
Ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s pre-election tour to the State on January 25, the party’s State working president and Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das also resigned from the party on Wednesday to join the ruling BJD. Das resigned from the party’s primary membership and the post of working president.