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Tag: Opcc President

Chellakumar's new strategy to revive Odisha Congress creates flutters in State politics
Chellakumar's new strategy to revive Odisha Congress creates flutters in State politics

Chellakumar, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, is learnt to have met former Union Minister Braja Kishore Tripathy, BJP’s senior leader Bijoy Mahapatra and senior journalist Rabi Das among others in this regard. 

OPCC chief expresses ignorance on quitting of party posts by 2 senior leaders 
OPCC chief expresses ignorance on quitting of party posts by 2 senior leaders 

Niranjan Patnaik said he has no knowledge about resignation of Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati from party chief whip post and Narasingha Mishra from the position of legislative party leader.

Sura Routray Backs PCC Leadership For Bahinipati, Niranjan’s Ouster Demand Grows Louder
Sura Routray Backs PCC Leadership For Bahinipati, Niranjan’s Ouster Demand Grows Louder

Suresh Routray did not hesitate to point fingers towards present OPCC head, Niranjan Patnaik for the party's dismal show in series of major elections.

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Change Of Guard In Odisha Congress Now Unlikely: Congress’ Ranjib Biswal

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to speculations regarding appointment of a new chief in the Odisha unit of Congress, former Parliamentarian and senior leader of the party, Ranjib Biswal on Wednesday dismissed the theories as just ‘rumours’. In a briefing to the media personnel, Biswal clarified that no decision has been made regarding the change of […]

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Odisha Congress Will Have A Massive Reshuffle, Says Jitendra Singh

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to rejuvenate the party workers following the poll debacle, Odisha Congress is planning a major rejig in the party, informed party’s State in-charge Jitendra Singh. Speaking to the media here on Wednesday, Singh said that a ‘massive reshuffle’ will take place within the party in the coming days in Odisha. “We […]

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Modicare vs Bijucare: Odisha govt playing politics with people’s interest, says Congress

Bhubaneswar: A couple of days after the Odisha government said that it would examine Centre’s fresh proposal to implement the Ayushman Bharat (Modicare) scheme along with its own Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY, Bijucare) in the State, Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik today came down heavily on the ruling-BJD accusing it of playing politics over […]

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Congress MLA candidate injured in firing, succumbs

Bhubaneswar: Congress’ candidate for Aska Assembly seat, who was shot at by four bike-borne miscreants, died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar yesterday night. The mortal remains of Jena were brought to Congress Bhawan in a procession today and several leaders, including OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik paid their tributes. Later, the mortal […]

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Odisha Congress chief, son richest candidates in fray in 4th phase polls

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik and his son Nabajyoti Patnaik are the richest among the candidates in fray in constituencies going to polls in the fourth and final phase elections in Odisha. According to the data published by the Odisha Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), Nabajyoti is the wealthiest among […]

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Odisha Congress observes 'Black Day;' lashes out at CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: With the BJD celebrating its 21st foundation day today, the Odisha unit of Congress observed the day as ‘Black Day’ accusing the ruling party of trampling the rights of panchayat samitis through schemes like PEETHA & Ama Gaon Ama Bikas. Party’s state unit chief Niranjan Patnaik sharpened his attack on Chief Minister and BJD […]

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Odisha govt's own food security scheme is politically motivated: OPCC chief

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik on Tuesday trained his guns on the State government alleging that the ruling BJD is indulged in vote-bank politics and its own food security scheme is a political move to woo voters. Speaking on the sidelines of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at Swaraj Ashram in […]

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Pradhan plays 'Odia card' to counter allegations over RS deputy chairman election

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today played the ‘Odia card’ to counter the allegations of the Congress over the recent Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election following which political slugfest took the centre stage in Odisha politics. Following a slew of questions and allegations being made by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik […]

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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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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 […]

Koraput gang rape: Congress launches 'padayatra' from survivor's village

Koraput/Bhubaneswar: Demanding justice for the survivor of the Koraput gang rape and exemplary punishment to the accused, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) today took out a ‘padayatra’ from the survivor’s village, Kunduli. “This is our fight to get justice for the dalit girl. Police are yet to nab the culprits; their probe is limited […]

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