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Elections 2019: Odisha Congress to announce list of 50 candidates within 15 days

Bhubaneswar: In the run up to 2019 elections, Odisha Congress will declare its first list of candidates within 15 days, informed Odisha Congress in-charge, Jitendra Singh after the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) meeting in Bhubaneswar today. “The crucial meeting of Pradesh Election Committee will be held tomorrow where the criteria of selecting candidates will be […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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K'taka CM Row: Congress launches nation-wide 'Save Democracy' dharna

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today launched a nation-wide dharna in front of Raj Bhawans at state capitals and all district headquarters protesting the alleged partisan and authoritarian act of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala inviting the BJP to form government in the state. In a letter to all the PCCs, AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot stated that […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Chandrasekhar Sahu, 3 others quit Congress

Berhampur: In a major jolt to Congress, former Union minister Chandrasekhar Sahu and three senior leaders resigned from the party accusing growing indiscipline within the party. Sahu sent his resignation to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) chief and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President yesterday. Alleging that the high command is acting indifferent to the […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
OPCC leadership row: Team Prasad targets Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the growing clamor for a change in leadership of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC), the team supporting the current PCC president today targeted Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra demanding his ouster and a complete overhaul of the party. Senior Congress leader Sura Routray said if Prasad Harichandan, the current PCC president, […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Presidential Elections: Congress holds meeting in support of Meira Kumar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today held a meeting at the official residence of Leader of Opposition Narsingha Mishra here in connection with the upcoming presidential election. During the meeting, the leaders of the Congress pledged their support for the UPA’s candidate Meira Kumar as the Presidential candidate. Meanwhile, All India Congress Committee (AICC) directed to […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Congress Nayagarh district president resigns

Nayagarh: Congress district president Lala Manoj Kumar Ray today resigned from the party and sent his resignation letter to Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Prasad Harichandan. In his letter, the Congress leader mentioned that he resigned from his post since he was upset with the party’s poor organisational structure and its present activities. He has also […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Will A Change of Guard Help Odisha Congress?

The signals emerging from the series of meetings Odisha Congress leaders have had with party vice president Rahul Gandhi in the last week or so make one thing clear: it is all over bar the shouting for Prasad Harichandan. They also suggest that he is most likely to be replaced by Niranjan Patnaik, who was […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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Cong concern : Rahul Gandhi to meet Odisha MLAs tomorrow

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In an effort to address dissent and strengthen its organisational structure in Odisha ahead of the 2019 elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will meet party MLAs from the State and seek their views to resurrect the party on May 8 and 9. Of the 16 Congress MLAs, many have demanded a reshuffle in […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Congress alleges nexus between BJD and BJP

Bhubaneswar: Opposition Congress today alleged that slowing-down of the pace of CBI investigation into the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha was an indication of a nexus between the ruling BJD and the BJP. The allegation was made by Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra of Congress while speaking in the assembly. Mishra said this while […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Odisha Congress wants PM to intervene in Mahanadi water dispute

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Prasad Harichandan on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh. In a letter to the Prime Minister, the PCC President urged him to ensure formation of an Inter-State River Water Dispute Tribunal and direct the Chhattisgarh government to […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
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Efforts on to take Lulu’s legacy forward

Bhubaneswar: One and a half month after the death of Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (Lulu), efforts are on to take the firebrand leader’s legacy forward. Led by Lulu’s daughter Upasana and brother Lalitendu, the supporters along with district level workers and senior leaders of the party congregated at the leaders house today. Speaking to […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Four Odisha Cong MLAs meet Rahul

New Delhi: With the intra-party feud in Odisha Congress is at its peak over the issue of PCC leadership, the meeting of four party MLAs with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi here today has kept the state party leaders in a state of suspense. Reports said the four MLAs—Jacob Pradhan, Krushna Chandra Sagaria, Kailash Kulesika […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Panchayat polls: Cong prepares blueprint amid growing rift

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress today prepared a blueprint for the upcoming Panchayat Polls amid in absence of the some members of the legislature party. While some of the MLAs who are also district presidents were absent in the meeting, PCC president Prasad Harichandan finalized the party’s strategy for the panchayat polls after holding discussions with the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Prasad meet with dist chiefs tomorrow part of war with CLP?

Bhubaneswar: Talks of Congress infighting in Odisha has intensified further after Pradesh Congress has called the district presidents to meet on Monday, a day before the meeting of Congress Legislature Party (CLP). Meeting of legislators, which usually takes place a day or two before the Assembly session, has raised many eyebrows, hinting at growing conflict […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Hariprasad hastening the eclipse of the Congress

By Sandeep Sahu It is clear that AICC general secretary in charge of Odisha BK Hariprasad was engaged in a desperate exercise in damage control when he said that Lalatendu Biduyadhar Mohapatra – Lulubhai to his legion of supporters – was offered the post of PCC president, but declined on ‘health grounds’. Having seen the […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Lulu was neglected by Congress: Tara

Bhubaneswar: While condolences are pouring in from all quarters on the sad and untimely demise of Congress leader Lalatendu (Lulu) Bidyadhar Mohapatra, his party colleague the opposition chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati today came out in the open about the neglect and disrespect meted out to the departed leader by his own party. According to […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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District Congress presidents back Harichandan

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The suspense surrounding the meeting of the 23 District Congress Committee (DCC) presidents with their national vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi ended as all the district chiefs emerging out of the meeting voiced their unequivocal and unstinting support for the PCC president Prasad Harichandan. The rumour, which was flying thick and fast […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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PCC chief’s “We, not I” Call Lies in Tatters

By Sandeep  Sahu Odisha Congress is back to doing what it knows best: indulging in factional feud. Reports from Delhi suggest things have reached tipping point. Coming as they do less than four months before the panchyat elections, widely being seen as a semi-final before the Battle Royale in 2019, the developments over the last […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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BJD demands arrest of Pradip Majhi, family; CBI probe into Seashore link

Koraput: Demanding a CBI probe into the links of senior Congress leader and former Nabarangpur MP Pradip Majhi and his family with the Seashore Group, a chit fund company and their arrest, the ruling BJD today staged demonstrations in several areas in the undivided Koraput district. While Commerce and Transport minister and Jharigan MLA Ramesh […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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