Embarrassed over Union Minister Shashi Tharoor`s recent remarks on BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Congress` Odisha unit on Sunday said it has lodged protest with party high command as he had no authority to speak on state matters.
In a boost to Congress in Odisha, it trumped ruling BJD in elections to three newly formed notified area councils.
Without naming Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said action would be taken against those responsible.
Congress sought the resignation of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the coal blocks allocation issue.
Congress alleged that CM Naveen Patnaik`s hands are red with blood of at least 25 tribals who have been gunned down by police in Odisha.
Odisha Congress asked them to refrain from "such method to influence voters".
Opposition Congress on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Odisha Assembly, accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of doing politics over the Italian hostage crisis.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai