Talking to reporters, Sahoo, who was a ticket aspirant from Khurda Assembly seat, said she has sent her resignation letter to Patnaik.
"I quit the party as I was not happy with the way tickets were distributed for the state polls," she added.
"It (candidate selection) is the decision of the party, not mine. The Congress has given the ticket to 83 debutants this time. The number of aspirants is much higher than the total number of seats. Therefore, resentment over ticket allotment is quite obvious," Patnaik said.
Simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections are being held in Odisha in four phases.
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