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Sanjay Pathak quits Assembly, Congress


Party did not yield to his pressure to revoke Pateria’s ticket

BHOPAL: Congress MLA Sanjay Pathak, finally, gave up his membership of the Vidhan Sabha and resigned from the Congress after the party refused to concede his demand to revoke the nomination of his arch rival Raja Pateria as party candidate from Khajuraho parliamentary constituency.


He announced his decision at Katni on Thursday evening, after discussion with supporters and party workers. “ I resigned from the party’s membership and of the legislative assembly because I was elected on Congress party’s ticket,” he said.

“ I am now free to work for any candidate but I won’t campaign for Congress candidate Pateria at Khajuraho seat,” he said. He faxed his resignation to Assembly speaker Dr Sitasharan Sharma and party president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and PCC chief Arun adav.

It ended the week long drama in the State Congress over ticket distribution.“ I asked the party leadership to change the ticket till the last date of nominations but the party did not agree,” he said.


On Wednesday, he had resigned from PCC general secretary’s post while questioning party’s decision to send AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh to Rajya Sabha.On Thursday, he again hit out at the party’s senior leaders. “ Workers in the Congress have been made ‘ Darbans’. They have use and throw material for the leadership.There is no future for devoted workers who do not cultivate leaders in Delhi,” said Sanjay.

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Published on: Friday, March 28, 2014, 03:38 AM IST