Bhubaneswar (Odisha): A day after former union minister Srikant Jena was expelled from Congress party’s primary membership, the Odiya MLA alleged that party president Rahul Gandhi choose to “stand with Naveen Patnaik” and the “mining mafia”, both of whom the former claimed to be fighting against.
“Rahul Gandhi chose to stand with mining mafias & Patnaik brothers. This is not expulsion, I had already written a letter requesting him to accept my proposition or else relieve me from the party.I wanted to expose him but he has exposed himself,”
Jena told media in Bhubaneswar. Besides Jena, former MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria was also removed from the primary membership of the party. Earlier this week, the party had suspended Sundergarh MLA Jogesh Singh