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OPCC rejig: Odisha Congress leaders in Delhi to meet high command

Amid the demands for a complete overhaul and change in Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) leadership, a delegation of the party leaders left for New Delhi on Sunday to meet the high command and put forth their suggestions.

#Watch: Congress leader Suresh Routray drops bombshell, says CM Naveen selects OPCC chief
#Watch: Congress leader Suresh Routray drops bombshell, says CM Naveen selects OPCC chief

While talking to journalists in Bhubaneswar, Routray said, “The decision regarding who will be the OPCC president and the Pravari for the State is entirely within Naveen Patnaik’s discretion.”

Two-Time OPCC Chief Jayadev Jena
I Am Not In Race for OPCC President, Says Jayadev Jena

Amid speculations and demand by some senior Congress leaders to overhaul the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) leadership, the two time OPCC Chief, Jayadev Jena on Monday said he is not in the race this time and does not want to sit on the chair either.

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Noise In Odisha Congress Again, Leaders Bat For Moquim As Next PCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: The interminable tussle within the Odisha Congress has surfaced again following a meeting among youth and some senior leaders at Panthanivas in Bhubaneswar today on the prospects of party and the leadership. The open infighting took a serious turn after a team of Odisha Congress proposed to elevate Cuttack-Barabati MLA Mohammed Moquim to the […]

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Congress leaders campaigned for BJP, BJD during 2019 polls: George Tirkey

Sundergarh: Post general elections, infighting and blame game within Odisha Congress continue to mount with another party leader and Sundergarh MP candidate George Tirkey accusing OPCC leaders of campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and also the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) during 2019 polls. Addressing a presser, the senior Congress leader said that intra-party […]

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Op-Ed: The Decline of Congress

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Congress in Odisha seems to have gone from bad to worse. The party, which ruled the state for the longest period, has lost its main opposition party tag to the BJP with its assembly tally getting reduced to nine from 16 in 2014. The victory of its candidate in the Koraput […]

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OPCC's Top Leadership Responsible For Poll Debacle In Odisha: Kanhu Charan Lenka

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Kanhu Charan Lenka on Sunday blamed the top leadership of the party’s State unit for the poor performance in 2019 polls in Odisha alleging that the vested interests of OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik and others led to the party’s debacle in the State. Debacle of Congress here in the 2019 polls […]

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Congress loses principal opposition-status in Odisha after poll debacle

Bhubaneswar: Not only saving its bastions, but Congress seems to be now struggling to save its base in Odisha as it lost the principal opposition status after party’s poor performance in the recently-concluded general elections. The grand old party could only win nine Assembly seats in Odisha. Taking moral responsibility of party’s drubbing defeat; Odisha […]

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OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik quits post after poll debacle

Bhubaneswar: Taking moral responsibility of poor show of form in the Odisha Assembly and Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the State Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik today announced his resignation from the post. Patnaik during a presser in Bhubaneswar today informed that he has already sent his resignation to All India Congress Committee (AICC) […]

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OPCC chief has done injustice to aspiring women candidates: Sumitra Jena

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress President Sumitra Jena today tore apart OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik and his son Navajyoti Patnaik when she accused them of giving tickets only to those who are financially well-off. Aggrieved over the distribution of tickets among the male and female candidates by the AICC in various Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies […]

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Heavyweights including Jay Panda, Niranjan Patnaik file nominations

Kendrapara: BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate, Baijayant Jay Panda, today filed his nomination from Kendrapara constituency in a huge rally amid presence of thousands of supporters. Soon after filing his nomination, the BJP leader lashed out at his opponents and said “Those members who were hurling eggs and stones at me after not receiving pc, can […]

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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 […]

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Elections 2019: After BJD, Congress plays 'women card' to woo voters

Bhubaneswar: With campaigns for the upcoming general elections going in full swing, political parties are leaving no stone unturned to turn things around in their favour. Moving a step forward in this battle of ballot with the BJD and the BJP, Odisha Congress today declared that it would give more tickets to women candidates in […]

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Elections 2019: Odisha Congress candidates to be finalised soon

Bhubaneswar: Clearing the air over the growing confusion about party’s candidates for the upcoming elections, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Chief, Niranjan Patnaik today clarified that the party has not yet finalised the tickets. Patnaik said that discussions have been held by the Congress screening committee about selection of candidates for the first 3 phases […]

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Odisha Congress manifesto to focus on farmer issues

Bhubaneswar: A meeting of the manifesto committee of Odisha Congress was held today in presence of party’s prospective candidates for the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state. It is believed that Congress is focusing on farmer issues to turn things round in its favour during the upcoming elections. Following victories in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh […]

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3 candidates from each constituency to be shortlisted for Election 2019: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee(OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik has directed district presidents to elect three candidates from every electoral constituency for the upcoming general elections this year. “Party district presidents have been asked to recommend 3 names of prospective candidates from each constituency. Selection will be based on performance at grassroots,” Patnaik said. The […]

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Naveen & Co.'s picnic to Delhi in name of farmers’ convention costs Rs 52 lakh: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating that the anti-farmer policies of the Biju Janata Dal have destroyed the agri-sector of Odisha, Odisha Congress president castigated the mega farmers’ convention being organised by the BJD in New Delhi terming it as a big farce. He further called the party’s Delhi visit a picnic which costs Rs 52 lakh. The response […]

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BJP, BJD insensitive towards issue of farmers & employment: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: Amid race of political parties for the upcoming general elections gaining momentum, yet again the Congress launched scathing attacks on the Centre and State Government over not waiving farm loan and employment crisis in Odisha. Addressing a presser at Congress Bhawan in Bhubaneswar, OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik stated that the Naveen Patnaik-led government should […]

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Modi’s 'Phone A Friend Naveen’ option sails him through deals but what about Odisha: OPCC chief

Bhubaneswar: It seems Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik, after taking charge as the OPCC chief, has taken a liking to tweeting like many other national leaders and has clearly emerged a pro as far as his engagement on the micro blogging site is concerned. Recently after Harivansh Narayan Singh won the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election, […]

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BJP's Mission 120 is now ‘Mission 420’: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: After Biju Janata Dal’s support to NDA-backed JD(U) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh helped the MP comfortably bag the Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson’s post, OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik slammed both the parties while claiming that the BJP has not just betrayed the people of Odisha, but also its own cadres. For Niranjan, the equi-distant policy […]

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Parties scamper to take credit after Gurupriya bridge inauguration

Bhubaneswar/Malkangiri: Hours after the inauguration of Gurupriya Bridge in Malkangiri, political parties in Odisha engaged in crossfire of words over who should get the credit for the construction of the bridge. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who inaugurated the bridge today stated it is a record that the bridge was completed in four years despite many […]

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OPCC chief calls on ‘canal man’ Daitari Naik

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee chief Niranjan Patnaik today met Daitari Naik, the man who was recently in news for carving out a 3-km long canal from a mountain stream to water his fields. Patnaik today took to twitter and shared the news stating that he called on Naik and his family at the  Baitarni […]

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Op-Ed: Niranjan has his task cut out

To use a cricketing term, it came against the run of play. Just when detractors of Prasad Harichandan were beginning to reconcile themselves to working under him at least till the next elections came the decision to replace him with Niranjan Patnaik. By all accounts, even Patnaik appeared to have reconciled himself to having his […]

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Fresh tremors in Cong as 'senior leader' seeks removal of PCC chief

Intra-party feud in the Odisha Congress has become more open this time with a senior leader urging the party high command and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to remove Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan from his post for his inept leadership in the wake of the party’s miserable show in the recent civic body elections in the state

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