The two-day ‘Nava Chintan’ meet of the Odisha Congress concluded in Bhubaneswar yesterday amidst high hopes for a revival of the party. The party leaders agreed to work together and work towards the common goal of strengthening the party, while swallowing the bitter pills.
New PCC President Prasad Harichandan admitted that Congress has lost the momentum in the state. “There has been a decline in our mass support. But, we will reach out to the people with new agenda and vision. We will expose the corrupt BJD Government as well as anti-people BJP. We will bounce back,” he said.
Congress In-charge of Odisha, BK Hariprasad took a dig at BJP President Amit Shah, saying he became a primary member from Odisha, as his own state had dumped him at one point of time. “He was a fugitive,” said Hariprasad.
The Congress leaders, who attended the meet, agreed on holding more such Chintan meetings and chalk out a strategy on how to build strong organisational base again. The Congress is worried about BJP’s rise in Odisha and has decided to leave no stone unturned not to allow the party to surpass it.