Odisha Congress chief resigns following poll debacle

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Niranjan Patnaik today stepped down from his post after party’s debacle in the elections 2019.

He tendered his resignation to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi.

The move came after the national party slipped to third post in Odisha Assembly with only 9 seats.

Even Patnaik, who was contesting from Bhandaripokhari and Ghasipura, lost both the seats to BJD’s Prafulla Samal and Badri Narayan Patra respectively in the polls.



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