Ajit Jogi Hints At Leaving Congress, Says Party Acting Like BJP's 'Team-B'

02/06/2016 4:31 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 5: Congress leader Ajit Jogi at the Wedding ceremony of Lawyer Ashok Basoya and ex Delhi University Student Union president Ragini Nayak on May 5, 2013 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

RAIPUR -- Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi on Thursday said that he has no choice but to quit the Congress to improve the state's condition as the grand old party is presently working like 'Team-B' for Raman Singh-led state government.

Jogi told ANI he is under a lot of pressure to revive the state as the present state government is not letting Chhattisgarh develop.

"I have been meeting a lot of people. As of now, I have personally met at least thousand supporters and they all have mounted pressure on me saying if we want to free Chhattisgarh from the rule of Raman Singh then I have to quit Congress, which is acting as the 'B-Team' for Raman Singh or otherwise he might win for the fourth time too," said Jogi.

"So now, I think that if I have to win and there is only one way out that I have to lead a different political front. I would like to inculcate new and young faces in my party who would dedicatedly work for Chhattisgarh and help in ending the loot which is going on in the state," he added.

Jogi's news of quitting the party came after reports of Congress vice-president being elevated as the party president started doing round of the political arena.

The Congress Welfare Committee (CWC) is expected to meet this month and take the decision.

With Rahul being elevated as the Congress president, AICC reshuffle has also been predicted on the cards.

However, difference in opinion in this regard seems to exist within the party with some veterans voicing against Rahul's style of functioning.

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