Bhubaneshwar, September 19: Former Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar on Thursday quit the grand old party, about three weeks after he was removed from the position. The Congress strongman left the party to join Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). On August 26, Kumar was replaced by former union minister Rameshwar Oraon as new Jharkhand Congress president. Assembly Elections 2019 Dates: Schedule For Maharashtra And Haryana Polls to be Announced Soon, Election Commission May Defer Jharkhand Polls.
Speaking at the press conference, Ajoy Kumar, a 1986 batch IAS officer, said, “Like us, the common man should come forward and cooperate in honest politics. The answer of today’s politics is only the Aam Aadmi Party, and that of Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia.”
Tweet by AAP:
"आज एक बहुत ही महत्वपूर्ण साथी, देश के प्रशासन तंत्र के एक महत्वपूर्ण हस्ताक्षर @drajoykumar जी आज हमारे साथ जुड़ रहे हैं, मैं तह-ए-दिल से अजय कुमार जी का आम आदमी पार्टी में स्वागत कर रहा हूँ"- @msisodia pic.twitter.com/WIaQkIoyR3
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) September 19, 2019
Kumar had earlier resigned from the party post after the Congress's defeat in Jharkhand in Lok Sabha elections 2019. In his resignation, Kumar said that the senior leaders in the state are seeking "to grab political posts" and "collect funds in the name of elections."
"Thanks to all for supporting me in my journey - The journey of state president is now over - Thanks & Lots Of Love To All My Supporters," he tweeted along with his resignation letter. He had also accused senior party leaders of “indulging in corrupt” practices.