In a setback to the Congress, senior Congress leader Jagdambika Pal resigned from the Lok Sabha and quit the primary membership of the party on Friday.
“I have decided to leave the Congress, I will decide on the future course of action after talking to people in my constituency,” Pal. He represented Domariyaganj constituency of Uttar Pradesh in the outgoing Lok Sabha.
Pal’s announcement came days after he went public with his anguish, saying that he was being ‘humiliated’ by the party. He also accused the Congress leadership of not giving him due importance.
Reports have suggested that pal wanted the party to send him to the Rajya Sabha. After he sensed that the party was cold to the idea, Jagadambika Pal decided to chart his own path to save his political future.
There are strong indications that he may also choose to go in the direction the wind is blowing and join the BJP.
Pal was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for 3 days from 21 February 1998 to 23 February 1998.