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AICC leaders, PCC chief responsible for poor show of Cong in Panchayat polls: Jogesh Singh

Sundargarh: Intra-party squabble in the Odisha Congress has come to the fore again with Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh blaming the AICC leaders and PCC chief for the poor show of the party in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha.

“We have to admit that the performance of the Congress in the Panchayat polls has been miserable. Lack of proper planning and strategy by the AICC leaders and the PCC leadership has cost the party dear,” Singh told media persons here today.

Asked about the swing of votes in favour of BJP in the ongoing polls, he said the people want alternative option as they are fed up with the utter failure of the ruling BJD. “It is obvious that the people have opted for BJP as their alternative choice realising that the Congress is in a bad shape in the state,” he pointed out.

Commenting on AICC leader and Odisha in-charge BK Hariprasad, the Sundargarh MLA requested the media persons not to utter his name.

Talking about the visit of his party colleague and Jharsuguda MLA Naba Das to Sundargarh district yesterday, Singh said Das is the real hero. “His commitment, accountability and dedication have made the people to repose their trust on him. In recognition of his efforts, Congress has come up with flying colours in Jharsuguda district and will form the Zilla Parishad. If you work for the people, they will acknowledge you. A leader will be a real star if he always thinks of his people,” he observed.

Asked about the performance of the Congress in the 4th phase polls, Singh said “There is no doubt that my party, especially in my constituency, will perform a hat-trick in three ZP zones.

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