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BJP leader in Orissa Assembly ‘resigns’

Two days before the Orissa Assembly convenes for monsoon session,the BJP plunged into crisis with its legislature party chief K V Singh Deo reportedly resigning from the post

Two days before the Orissa Assembly convenes for monsoon session,the BJP plunged into crisis with its legislature party chief K V Singh Deo reportedly resigning from the post.

Singh Deo,who did not confirm or deny the development,is learnt to have sent his resignation letter to BJP state president Jual Oram. Oram,however,denied receiving any such letter. The immediate reasons for Singh Deo’s resignation was not clear. The MLA from Patnagarh in Bolangir told The Indian Express that he would make his stand clear at a press conference here on Monday. BJP has just five MLAs in the 147-member Assembly and has been on a downhill after BJD parted ways with it before the 2009 polls.

Senior party sources said Singh Deo had a tiff with Oram and wants him to be replaced as state chief. “Using his friendship with an influential section of the party high command,he wants to be the party’s state unit chief. The current resignation drama could be just for that,” said a BJP leader.