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Srikant not to contest elections

27/01/2019 at 3:09 PM

Bhubaneswar: Former Union Minister Srikant Jena, who was recently expelled from Congress recently, today said that he would not join any political party or even contest elections.

“I will not join any political party or even contest elections. But I will campaign for candidates who will work for social justice,” said Jena.

Jena further said that he would also attend Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s meeting in Bhubaneswar on January 31.

Notably, Sagaria were expelled from the party for their continuous anti-party comments.

Following his expulsion, Jena blasted Congress president Rahul Gandhi for protecting corrupt persons.

Jena also claimed that the Congress was plotting with the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to encourage the rule of Patnaiks – of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and state Congress president Niranjan Patnaik. Niranjan, is a close associate of late Congress Chief Minister Janaki Ballav Patnaik. Niranjan’s brother and extended family run a host of successful businesses, most profitable among them being the mining activities.

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