Bhubaneswar: Satya Prakash Nayak on Tuesday resigned as Media Convenor and General Secretary of Odisha Congress, a day after he failed to take part in the election for party president as his name was excluded from the list of eligible voters. Nayak told reporters that he has sent his resignation from both the posts to Pradesh Congress Committee President Sarat Pattanayak and party’s Odisha in-charge A Chellakumar. “I am very much in Congress and will continue to work for the party. I have stepped down only from these two posts,” he said.
Stating that a revised list of PCC members was prepared ahead of the election for Congress president, Nayak said his name did not figure in the list and therefore, he was unable to take part in the polls. “My name was not included in the list though I happened to be the Media Convenor and General Secretary of the state Congress. I was also party’s leader in Puri Lok Sabha constituency,” he said.
“Since pradesh Congress members are chosen taking into consideration their contributions and experience, I feel the posts held by me are of little use for the party. Therefore, I decided to quit these posts,” Nayak added.