Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi, who has floated a new party, resigned from the Congress on Wednesday.
“I hereby resign from the primary membership of the Congress party with immediate effect,” Jogi said in a one-line resignation letter addressed to the party president Sonia Gandhi.
The 70-year-old bureaucrat-turned-politician floated a new political outfit on June 6 by releasing the manifesto of the party he is yet to name.
The announcement marks the culmination of the long-drawn factionalism within the Chhatisgarh party unit led by Bhupesh Baghel.
The former Chhattisgarh CM’s son, Amit Jogi, was expelled from the Congress in January this year after a leaked telephonic conversation allegedly pointed fingers at him for fixing a by-election in favour of the BJP by putting only a “demo fight from the Congress side”.
A Delhi court in April acquitted five people, including Amit Jogi in a graft case related to a 2003 sting operation involving former union Minister and senior BJP leader Dilip Singh Judeo.