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Odisha: K Surya Rao resigns from Congress

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Former MLA K Surya on Tuesday resigned from the party accusing it of "ignoring" him.

In a letter to party resident Rahul Gandhi, he said "I put all my best efforts for the overall development of the party from all fronts, but how even for the reasons better known to the OPCC, they always ignored my services."

"In the context further they declared to issue party tickets to all sitting MLAs six months prior to the election date. But the party had totally ignored that aspect and in my case I did not get any confirmation till March 23, 2019, which happened to be the last date for filling of the nomination while others got tickets on March 18 for first phase of the election instead," he added.

He added, while star campaigners including Amit Shah, and campaigned for the BJP and Naveen Patnaik campaigned for BJD, no such campaigning was conducted by the

He lost to BJP's K Narayana from seat.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 17:30 IST