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Niranjan Patnaik

A torn Congress set to fight battle for survival

The decimation of the party, beginning with the fall of Hemananda Biswal government in 2000, continues.

15 Nov 2019 7:45 AM

Congress leaders revolt against Odisha chief over ‘failures’

On Wednesday, a group of top leaders of the party led by Bapi Sarkhel held a meeting here at Panthanivas.

31 Oct 2019 1:38 AM

Odisha Congress president seeks donation from people for fighting assembly bypoll

Bypoll to Bijepur assembly constituency is being held after chief minister Naveen Patnaik vacated it.

01 Oct 2019 1:57 PM

Congress needs the kiss of life in Odisha

Its vote share dropped to 13.4 per cent from 25.6 per cent in 2019.

16 Sep 2019 7:15 AM

Congress drifts aimlessly after double loss

Patkura is going to polls on July 20 and counting of votes will take place on July 24.

15 Jul 2019 3:42 AM


Odisha Cong MLAs put up spirited fight in Assembly

The Congress managed to win only nine of the 147 Assembly seats. In the Lok Sabha polls, it bagged just one of the 21 seats.

04 Jul 2019 5:06 AM

Vanquished Congress at crossroads in Odisha

The Grand Old Party which was the main Opposition party before the recent polls has lost the position to the BJP.

21 Jun 2019 2:39 AM

Rahul Gandhi visit to Odisha's Kandhamal cancelled due to thunderstorm

Polling for the Lok Sabha and the Odisha assembly in the district will be held on April 18.

09 Apr 2019 3:06 PM

Congress releases manifesto for Odisha elections

On women empowerment, the manifesto promised to enforce 33 per cent reservaton for them in central and state government jobs.

07 Apr 2019 3:07 PM

OPCC chief to fight against state minister

The BJD nominee, known as a bitter rival of Niranjan Patnaik, had thrown the challenge to the latter several times this year to fight against him.

31 Mar 2019 1:54 AM


Kandhamal MP to join Congress: OPCC president

She is likely to formally join the party on March 23 or 24," Patnaik said.

21 Mar 2019 3:25 PM

Women aspirants lobbying for party tickets in Odisha

The total number of women MLAs in the 147-member Odisha Assembly is 12.

16 Mar 2019 1:51 PM

Odisha Congress to field more women in 2019 polls

Patnaik said candidates had already been shortlisted for 15 Lok Sabha and 105 Assembly seats and the names would be declared soon.

14 Mar 2019 7:24 AM

Ahead of 2019 test, Odisha Congress battles against crisis of confidence

Factionalism, exodus of disgruntled veteran leaders is helping BJP make inroads into grand old party’s bastions.

12 Nov 2018 12:10 AM

Row over BJD’s voting for Harivansh in Rajya Sabha

Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik on Saturday slammed both the parties saying they had betrayed their cadres.

12 Aug 2018 1:02 AM


Odisha Cong slams BJD over Harivansh vote

The party also said that the move added credence to the ongoing rumour of seat sharing discussions between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) & the BJD.

10 Aug 2018 2:15 AM

BJD’s walkout in House a ‘calculated’ bid by party?

Odisha Pradesh Congress president Niranjan Patnaik criticised the BJD for its action.

21 Jul 2018 12:45 AM

Odisha Cong first list for 2019 polls by August-end

AICC president Rahul Gandhi has appointed V.D. Satheesan chairman of the screening committee for Odisha Congress.

25 Jun 2018 6:26 AM

‘Youth, women will get preference in ’19 polls’

The OPCC had started surveying the winnability possibilities for claimants for party tickets and accordingly tickets will be distributed: Patnaik

16 Jun 2018 12:55 AM

Odisha Congress chief clears air on ticket distribution

“One man one post means one shall not hold party post and the post of an elected representative simultaneously,” Mr Patnaik tweeted.

13 Jun 2018 1:26 AM