Odisha MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria resigns from legislator post

Bhubaneswar: Congress MLA from Koraput, Krushna Chandra Sagaria today decided to resign from the post stating that he has no moral rights of holding the position after the Kunduli ‘gangrape’ and suicide incident.

“I feel I have failed to provide justice to the victim girl. If I am unable to give justice to a poor dalit girl using the constitutional post I was entrusted by the people, I have no moral rights of holding the position anymore,” Sagaria said in a statement.

He also submitted the resignation letter addressed to the Odisha Assembly Speaker.

Sagaria had successfully contested the 2014 assembly polls in the state as a Congress candidate and was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Koraput Vidhan Sabha constituency.

It may be recalled here that a minor girl was allegedly gangraped in a forest near Kunduli under Pottangi police limits in Koraput district in October, last year. She had allegedly committed suicide in her house on January 22.

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