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Tag: Jogesh Singh

BJD leader Kusum Tete resigns as Sundergarh SDC chairman

Sundergarh: Amid her cold war with party’s Jogesh Singh over Sundergarh Assembly constituency ticket for the upcoming elections, BJD leader Kusum Tete on Sunday resigned as the chairman of Sundergarh Special Development Council (SDC). In her resignation letter to BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Tete mentioned that her decision to quit from the […]

Former Congress MLA Jogesh Singh joins Biju Janata Dal

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha MLA Jogesh Singh formally joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday, three weeks after he resigned from the Congress. Singh, who represented Sundergarh Assembly seat, joined the BJD in the presence of Chief Minister and party president Naveen Patnaik. Welcoming the former legislator, Patnaik said Singh’s joining will further strengthen the […]

Krushna Sagaria's chances to fight elections 2019
Does Sagaria’s chances to contest Elections 2019 hang in balance?

Bhubaneswar: Already in a damage-control mode with the desertion of senior leader Naba Kishore Das and ouster of Jogesh Singh prior to the general elections, Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik today hinted at doubts over the party giving a ticket to former Koraput MLA Krishna Chandra Sagaria. The PCC chief informed that a discussion was […]

After Naba Das, Congress MLA Jogesh Singh hints at quitting party

Sundergarh: Amid intense speculations over his resignation from the Congress, party leader and Sundergarh MLA Jogesh Singh today added fuel to the fire saying that he has decided to skip the meeting during party president Rahul Gandhi’s Odisha visit on January 25. The move which is being seen as big setback for party’s poll prospects […]

Congress has lost Opposition party status in Odisha: Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra today stated the party has lost the Opposition status following the Orissa High Court order disqualifying party’s Sundergarh legislator Jogesh Singh on grounds of submitting fake caste certificate while filing nomination for the 2014 Assembly Elections. “For the Opposition party tag, a political party needs one tenth of total […]

Congress legislative party favours Niranjan Patnaik as OPCC President

Bhubaneswar: The demand for change in guard in the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has intensified with three heavyweight Congress leaders supporting Niranjan Patnaik who is in a race with Bhakta Charan Das as the new PCC chief. As per sources, All India Congress Committee (AICC) Vice President Rahul Gandhi has also been informed about […]

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Intra-party bickering in Odisha Congress gets uglier

Bhubaneswar: A day after Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati lambasted senior party leader Suresh Routray for his remarks on party legislators, Talsara MLA Prafulla Majhi and Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh today questioned Suresh aka Sura Routray on his rights and eligibility to make such statements. Majhi said, “Who is Sura Routray? Is he a […]

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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 […]

‘Haria’ responsible for rift, Cong MLA Jogesh jeers at Hariprasad

Bhubaneswar: Two days after four Congress MLAs changed camps and met party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, the ongoing tussle between organisational and legislative wings of the State Congress widened further after more legislators took strong jibe at the AICC general secretary in charge of Odisha, BK Hariprasad and held him directly responsible for the […]