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Former Union Minister Kishore Chandra Deo quits Congress

Former Union Minister Kishore Chandra Deo quits Congress
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Six times MP and senior Congress leader Y Kishore Chandra Deo quit the Congress party on Sunday He disclosed this during a media conference at Kurupam...

Vizianagaram: Six times MP and senior Congress leader Y Kishore Chandra Deo quit the Congress party on Sunday. He disclosed this during a media conference at Kurupam in Vizianagaram district. He had forwarded his resignation letter to AICC president Rahul Gandhi.

Deo was elected as MP from Parvathipuram constituency on behalf of Congress (Socialist) and Congress (I), and later he became Parliament member from Araku. He worked as Union Cabinet Minister for Tribal Welfare and Panchayat Raj for 10 years between 2004 and 14 in Manmohan Singh's Cabinet.

But he was defeated in 2014 at the hands of Kothapalli Geetha of YSRCP. Now he quit the Congress party and stated that he would decide his future plans in a few days after discussing with party cadre. As per sources, he is going to join the TDP and contest from Araku Lok Sabha constituency.

Even he worked as Minister of State for coal and steel during 1979-80. He had been in many Parliamentary committees and earned name as an intellectual and statesman.

Deo pointed out that there are many lapses in AP bifurcation bill and injustice was done by the Congress party to the State during bifurcation.
He also said, “The BJP is misusing powers of even Constitutional bodies to harass political rivals. I don't want to join in any party which has association with the BJP.”

But sources said that Deo would contest from Araku (ST) Lok Sabha constituency in the coming elections on behalf of TDP. Already he spoke to bigwigs like Ashok Gajapathi Raju of TDP and others and is likely to contest for Parliament.

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