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Tag: Opposition Chief Whip

Congress to hit streets if paddy 'Katni Chhatni' not stopped immediately: Bahinipati

Bhubaneswar: Targeting the State government over tardy pace of paddy procurement and delay in opening of mandis, Opposition Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati today threatened that the Congress will take to streets in two days if the government fails to resolve the issue of farmers at the earliest. Bahinipati alleged the paddy procurement process could […]

Cong debacle
Odisha Cong leaders blame PCC chief, central leaders for poll debacle

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress leaders have squarely blamed the state party chief and the central leaders for the disastrous performance of the party in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls in the state. “We are solely responsible for the dismal show of Congress is due to our sheer inability, indiscipline and lack of willingness to reach […]

Dharmendra should take clear stand on Mahanadi issue: Bijay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today said his party leader and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan should refrain from giving varied opinions on Mahanadi issue. “The Union minister should refrain from giving different statements on Mahanadi issue at different places,” he told media persons here. Asked about the inaction of the state government in expediting […]

House concerned over irregularities in ration card distribution

Bhubaneswar: Members cutting across party lines in the State Assembly today expressed their grave concern over gross irregularities in the distribution of ration card. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, BJD member Padmanav Behera asked the Food Supply and Consumer Welfare department to state about the steps it has taken so far to distribute ration […]

Row over chief whip post: Cong leaders meet Rahul

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Amid speculation about a growing demand in the Congress party to replace Opposition chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, three party leaders – Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Prasad Harichandan and legislators Naba Kishore Das and Bahinipati – called on party vice president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Monday. Das is believed […]

Congress denies infighting figured in closed door meeting

Bhubaneswar: A closed door meeting of the State Congress with sitting MLAs of the party has fuelled speculation that the meeting had been convened to discuss intra-party fighting and demand to replace the Opposition chief whip. The party top brass, however, has rejected the claim saying that the discussion at the meeting centred around the […]