Bhubaneswar: G Udayagiri MLA Jacob Pradahn today resigned from Congress after being denied for party ticket.
The Congress had nominated Shyamghan Pradhan, a local Sarpanch, for G Udayagiri Assembly seat. The party earlier announced that the tickets of sitting MLAs will be retained.
Meanwhile, Pradhan filed his nomination papers as Independent. Accompanied by his supporters, he submitted his nomination papers at the office of Baliguda Sub-Collector as an independent candidate. Earlier, Pradhan said he cannot understand the denial of ticket to him while all other sitting MLAs got tickets.
On Tuesday, Pradhan visited OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik’s residence here and waited for hours to get the ticket.