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Tag: All India Congress Committee

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rahul Gandhi appoints new Odisha Mahila Congress chief

New Delhi: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) president, Rahul Gandhi today appointed Sumitra Jena the President of the Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress. Jena will replace Sasmita Behera as the chief of the party’s women wing in Odisha. “With the slogan ‘Congress Banchiba, Odisha Hasiba’ (Congress will survive and Odisha will smile), I will work […]

Niranjan Patnaik appointed Odisha Congress chief

New Delhi: Putting all speculations to rest, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) today named senior party leader Niranjan Patnaik as the president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC). Congress President Rahul Gandhi appointed Patnaik with immediate effect, stated a press release issued by the AICC. Patnaik replaced Prasad Harichandan as the OPCC president. […]

3 OPCC leaders to meet AICC Odisha in-charge in New Delhi

Bhubaneswar: Three senior leaders of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) are likely to have a discussion with All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Odisha Jitendra Singh in New Delhi today prior to a scheduled meeting with AICC President Rahul Gandhi. Congress legislators Naba Das and Chiranjib Biswal along with former MP Pradip Majhi left […]

Jitendra Singh appointed new Odisha Congress in-charge

Bhubaneswar: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today appointed former Union Minister of State for Sports, Jitendra Singh as All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Odisha replacing BK Hariprasad. Earlier last year, Singh had visited the State and held discussions with party leaders at grassroots and submitted a report to the Congress President. In the plenary […]

AICC's youngest member is an Odia girl!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Odia girl, Manisha Tripathy from Nabarangpur district has been included as member in the recently reconstituted All-India Congress Committee (AICC). OTV caught up with her in New Delhi to understand how she feels about becoming the youngest member of AICC. Here are the excerpts. Feeling on becoming the youngest AICC member? I can’t […]

Senior Odisha Congress leaders dropped from AICC list

Bhubaneswar: Resentment is now brewing within Congress leaders in Odisha after a few senior leaders including Ananta Sethy and MLAs Tara Prasad Bahinipati, Jogesh Singh and Prafulla Majhi were dropped from the new list of All India Congress Committee (AICC) members that was released on Friday. However, 78 leaders from Odisha have been included in […]

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Prasad to continue as OPCC chief till 2019

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations over change of guard in Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) to rest, chairperson of the state unit’s discipline committee Sandhya Rani Mohapatra on Saturday informed that Prasad Harichandan would be at the helm of affairs till 2019 general elections. Though Prasad Harichandan had offered to quit in the wake of the […]

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No discussions with Rahul on change of guard: Niranjan

Bhubaneswar: To clear the air over his recent New Delhi visit, at a time when All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi had informed that there would not be any changes in the existing leadership of state units, former Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik today informed mediapersons that he had had […]

Rahul saves Prasad Harichandan’s chair

Bhubaneswar: Putting to rest months of speculation about the leadership of Odisha Pradesh Committee Congress (OPCC), the All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday informed that there would not be any change in the leadership of states across the country, as of now. For the time being Prasad Harichandan will continue to […]

OPCC revamp: Will Congress go for its failed formula again?

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Amid the ongoing clamour for a change in leadership, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) today held discussions with as many as 36 leaders of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) and speculations are rife that the party might adopt the ‘1+3’ formula which it had unsuccessfully experimented in 2009. The 1+3 formula was […]

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Congress forms team of observers for Odisha to assess political scene

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In a bid to strengthen its organisation in Odisha, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) chief Sonia Gandhi today constituted a three-member team of observers to assess the political situation in the State. Senior leaders Tamrdhwaj Sahu, Sushmita Dev and Jitendra Singh are part of the team and have been asked to submit […]

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Sam Pitroda named chairman of ‘Overseas Congress Department’

Bhubaneswar: Sam Pitroda, Technical Advisor to the Odisha government, has been appointed the chairman of the Overseas Congress Department of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). AICC’s general secretary Janardan Dwivedi today informed about the appointment in a press release. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the renaming of AICC ST Department as Adivasi Congress […]

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Congress’ Odisha in-charge BK Hariprasad resigns

Bhubaneswar: Congress’ rout in the Odisha Panchayat Polls has claimed its first victim in the form of All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and State in-charge, BK Hariprasad. According to AICC Media panellist, Brijesh Kalappa, Hariprasad has resigned from both his posts. Kalappa also said that Hariprasad’s resignation from the general secretary post to […]

Lulu had rejected PCC chief post on health grounds: BK Hariprasad

Bhubaneswar: A week after he was heckled by some leaders of the Odisha Pradesh Youth Congress (OPYC) for showing disrespect to their Late leader Lalatendu (Lulu) Bidyadhar Mohapatra and not attending his funeral rites, AICC leader and Odisha in-charge BK Hariprasad on Tuesday said the former leader was offered the post of PCC president to […]

Cong leaders unhappy with AICC members over Lulu’s funeral

Bhubaneswar: Peeved over the lack of presence of All India Congress Committee (AICC) members in the funeral rites of their Late leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (Lulu), some senior leaders of the party have expressed their displeasure. Leader Jogesh Singh and Opposition chief whip Tara Prasad Baninipati, said that the PCC in-charge should have met the […]