Odisha chit fund scam: Youth Congress president resigns

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Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Odisha Youth Congress president Rajat Choudhury on Tuesday resigned from his post after he was interrogated by the CBI over the chit fund scam in the state.

His resignation came at a time when the party on Tuesday held a massive rally here demanding resignation of food supplies and consumer welfare minister Sanjay Dasburma for his alleged involvement in the scam.

“I received the resignation letter of Rajat, who put in his papers on moral grounds,” said Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra.

The CBI questioned Choudhury for the second consecutive day on Tuesday over his alleged involvement with chit fund firm Artha Tatwa Group.

State Congress president Prasad Harichandan said he has not received any letter as the Youth Congress leaders send resignation letters directly to the All India Youth Congress president.

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Choudhury put in his papers a day after Harichandan said the party would not spare anyone involved in the chit fund scam.



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