Tag: Aicc

Prakash Behera, Third Sitting MLA in a Row to Quit Congress

Bhubaneswar: Party-switching by political leaders is a common phenomenon during elections but when sitting MLAs quit a party that too just ahead of elections, it dwindles political prospects of that particular party. After Naba Das and Jogesh Singh, Salepur MLA Prakash Behera today resigned from the primary membership of Congress. In his resignation letter to […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Odisha Congress dares BJD, BJP to prove Rahul wrong

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today asked both the BJD and the BJP to prove that the data presented by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) chief, Rahul Gandhi during a public rally in Bargarh wrong. Odisha Congress leader Panchanan Kanungo said that both BJD and BJP have shown political immaturity by alleging that the data […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Without waiting for 'high command' nod, Odisha Congress leaders file nominations

Bhubaneswar: After two Congress leaders, Sadan Nayak and Mala Madhi filed nominations ahead of the ticket announcement; Kotpad MLA Chandrasekhar Majhi today filed his nomination papers as well without waiting for the official announcement. Justifying his action, Majhi said that as it is getting a bit late, people of his constituency want him to file […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Elections 2019- Niranjan Patnaik Vs Badri Patra
Race For Ghasipura: Niranjan accepts Badri’s challenge!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha minister and BJD’s Ghasipura Assembly candidate Badri Narayan Patra is likely to see a tough fight in the 2019 elections, as OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik has reportedly accepted his challenge to contest from Ghasipura. Patnaik said that he will fight from Ghasipura if All India Congress Committee (AICC) gives a go ahead. Taking […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Congress announces candidates for 9 Assembly seats in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) today announced names of nine candidates for the ensuing elections to the Legislative Assembly of Odisha. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik has been fielded as a candidate from the Bhandaripokhari Assembly seat in Bhadrak district. Earlier, Patnaik had filed nominations from the Ghasipura Assembly seat […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Jyotiraditya Scindia resigns as Congress general secretary

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from his post Sunday, taking responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls. “Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri @RahulGandhi. “I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
After AICC, Will Odisha Congress Get A New Chief?

Bhubaneswar: Following the appointment of Sonia Gandhi as the interim president of All India Congress Committee (AICC), speculations are now rife that a revamp of the leadership of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) is in the offing as the current chief Niranjan Patnaik has already tendered his resignation. Taking moral responsibility of party’s poll debacle […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Congress is scoring self-goals: ex AICC legal cell head

New Delhi: The Congress’ decision to ask Sonia Gandhi to take over as interim president shows the “political leadership bankruptcy” in the party, said a former head of the AICC legal cell. Lalit Bhasin, President, The Bar Association of India, and former Chairman-AICC Legal Cell, in a statement said that Sonia Gandhi ought not to […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Niranjan Should Continue as Odisha Congress President: Tara Bahinipati

Bhubaneswar: After being appointed as the interim president of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), Sonia Gandhi has summoned senior party leaders from Odisha and other parts of the country for a meeting on August 22. Though there is no clarity on the agenda of the meeting, it is believed that Sonia will try to […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
AICC To Re-Form Odisha PCC For Party's Revival

Bhubaneswar: With the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) struggling to deal with its decimation across the States including in Odisha, fresh reports suggest that the Committee is thinking of a major revival to steady the ripples within the party. The AICC has decided to re-form the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) in Odisha, informed the OPCC chief […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Congress begins 'Prerak' selection drive to revive organisation in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to strengthen and revive its organisation, Congress has started the selection process of ‘Preraks’, who will ‘inspire and inform’ workers about party ideology. For the selection and training of the Preraks in Odisha, which began today at the party headquarters in Bhubaneswar, the AICC in-charge of ‘Training and Sandesh’ Sachin Rao […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
I Lost Patience - Odisha Congress Leader on Inflammatory Statements

Nabarangpur: After drawing flak from different quarters for his instigating comments, Congress leader and former MP Pradip Majhi today released a statement to All India Congress Committee (AICC), through Pradesh Congress Committee, explaining his behaviour. Speaking to OTV, Majhi said that due to rise in cases of violence against women in undivided Koraput district, he […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
AICC, Odisha Congress Lack Coordination: MLA Sura Routray

Bhubaneswar: A day after ruckus by party members during the extended executive body meeting of the Pradesh Youth Congress, senior Congress leader Sura Routray today said that lack of coordination between AICC and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has led to resentment within the party. Amidst the speculations over change of guard in the youth […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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Sonia Gandhi appeals for calm in Delhi

New Delhi: In wake of violence in northeast Delhi on Monday that left a police head constable and three civilians dead, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has appealed for “calm”. In a statement, she appealed “that people of Delhi should maintain communal harmony and curb the design of those who are communal wanted to divide […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Odisha Congress Working President Targets Sonia Gandhi Over Rajasthan Crisis

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) working president and former MP, Pradeep Majhi on Wednesday courted controversy by blaming AICC chief Sonia Gandhi for the political crisis in Rajasthan. The former Congress MP said that the one who is leading the party is to be blamed for the present situation of Congress as the responsibility […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021