Bhubaneswar: Reorganisation of Congress committee will take place shortly, informed OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik here today.
The state, district, block and booth level committees will be restructured soon. This has become necessary after AICC President Sonia Gandhi dissolved all the state units and committees, a quarter after 2019 poll debacle.
Talking to the media persons today Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik said, on the orders of AICC President Sonia Gandhi we are going to start the process of reorganisation of our state units soon. The process may start later this month.
“The new committees will be made giving priority to sincere and loyal Congress leaders who have been working for the party. AICC have directed us to keep the committee small and work-oriented.” Patnaik added.
“On October 2, we will organise a padyatra and state level-meeting to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. We will also start membership drive soon.” Patnaik further added.
On being asked about Bijepur by-polls OPCC President said, we have appointed a high-level committee under the leadership of CLP leader Narasingha Mishra. Necessary action will be taken after the committee submits its final report.
Welcoming the step to reorganize PCC, senior Congress leader and Cuttack-Barabati MLA Mohammed Moquim said, people who are associated with the party since long and have remained loyal towards it shall be given prominence while forming new committees. He further added, it will be a great opportunity to work under the leadership of Sonia Ji and Niranjan Ji.
“The system will be changed and the Committee will have a small team which will work to regain its lost ground,” said senior Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati
Worth mentioning, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC), barring its President (Niranjan Patnaik) and working presidents, was dissolved on August 26.