Bhubaneswar, Jan 14:
Congress leader Alok Jena has quit the party and joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday.
“I have sent my resignation letter to Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Jayadev Jena. I feel relaxed after joining the AAP,” Jena said in a release here.
Jena said he was deeply frustrated over the failure of the Congress leadership to highlight major issues including the rampant corruption and breakdown of law and order under the BJD government in the state.
“Besides, lack of consensus among the senior leaders in arriving at any decision was the other reason for which the party failed to reach out to the people and win their confidence”, Jena added.
Jena was the Congress candidate for Bhubaneswar (Central) assembly seat in the 2009 general election.