Senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik is declared as new PCC President of Odisha. He’ll lead the Pradesh Congress Committee. In a Press release, Patnaik is declared as new PCC President.
In his reaction Patnaik said that “Though the condition of party in Odisha is not good, still BJD & BJD should not think that Congress is fighting a losing battle. After a certain period people of Odisha will realize and Congress will come back.”
Many Party leaders and MLAs were against the present PCC President Prasad Harichandan. Even the leaders were openly criticizing Prasad in media. On the other hand popularity of the party was decreasing day by day in state. Many leaders left party. The situation made Rahul to take a decision.