Sundergarh: Ahead of elections, senior BJD leader Kusum Tete on Sunday resigned as the Sundergarh Special Development Council Chairperson citing personal reasons.
She submitted her resignation letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Interestingly, the State Government appointed Tete as the Sundargarh Special Development Council Chairperson on February 5, just a before senior Congress leader from Sundergarh Jogesh Singh’s induction in BJD. Tete had initially protested Singh’s inclusion in the party.
Tete unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Assembly election against Singh. This time, she was also an aspirant for party ticket for Sundergarh Assembly constituency.
But the party inducted senior Congress leader and sitting Sundergarh MLA Jogesh Singh in the party.
Sensing that she may not get party tickets this time, Tete resigned as the Special Development Council chief.
Sources said Tete will soon resign from the BJD. She is likely to join the BJP.