Odisha Congress To Review Poll Debacle On May 30

Bhubaneswar:  In the wake of its miserable show in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha, the State Congress will hold a review meeting here on May 30.

Briefing newsmen at the Congress Bhawan here, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik said that the AICC general secretary and in-charge of Odisha Jitender Singh and senior Congress leader of Chhattisgarh TS Singhdeo will attend the meeting.

“In the first session, discussions will be held with all winning the losing candidates. Later, senior party leaders will meet and discuss steps for reviving the Congress which has lost the trust of the people. In this meeting, I will also share my one-year experience as the OPCC president,” Niranjan said.

He further said that the election of the leader of the Congress legislature party will be held the same day.

Replying to a question on selection of his son Navajyoti as the party candidate for Balasore Lok Sabha seat, Niranjan said he did not visit Balasore even once aftr the AICC announced his nomination. “My son was made the candidate on the basis of the decision of the AICC following the recommendation by the leaders of Balasore Zilla Parishad. The allegation that I had recommended my son’s name for the seat is absolutely wrong,” he asserted.

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