Congress’ Puri MP candidate Sucharita Mohanty returns ticket

TNI Bureau: In a major jolt to Congress, party candidate for the Puri Lok Sabha constituency Sucharita Mohanty has returned the party ticket alleging a lack of funding from the party.

Mohanty, in a mail to AICC General Secretary (organisation) K C Venugopal mentioned that her campaign in the Puri Lok Sabha constituency has been hit hard because the party has denied funding.

“I was a salaried professional journalist who entered electoral politics 10 years ago. I have given all I have into my campaign in Puri. I tried a public donation drive to support my campaign for progressive politics without much success so far. I also tried to cut down the projected campaign spending to the minimum. Since I couldn’t raise funds on my own, I knocked at yours and all other doors of our Party’s Central Leadership, urging them to commit the necessary Party funds for an impactful campaign in Puri Parliament Seat, she mentioned.”

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“It is clear that only fund crunch is holding us back from a winning campaign in Puri. I regret that without Party funding, it won’t be possible to carry out the campaign in Puri,”she said in her mail to the AICC.

However, Mohanty said she will remain a loyal Congress worker and her leader is Rahul Gandhi.

Sucharita has been fielded for the Puri LS seat against BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra and BJD candidate Arup Patnaik, a former Mumbai Police Commissioner.

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