BJD government in Odisha neck-deep in corruption: Congress

Accusing the BJD government in Odisha of being neck-deep in corruption, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the mining scam saying an inquiry by the central agency into the chitfund scam has exposed the ruling party leaders.

BJP and BJD competing to push inflation: Niranjan

Slamming the BJP government at the Centre for steep increase in rail fare and freight, Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik today demanded immediate roll back of the hike as the country is reeling under severe inflationary pressure.

Congress attacks BJD for `politics of opportunism`

Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik Tuesday accused the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of "rank opportunism" and of turning Odisha politics into a "theatre of the absurd".

Naveen playing a Machiavellian power play in Odisha: Congress

Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Tuesday accused Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik of indulging in "Machiavellian power play" and said the party was poaching leaders from other parties failing to find winning candidates to contest for it in the upcoming general polls.

CBI probe demanded in Odisha mining scam

The opposition Congress and BJP separately reiterated their demand for a CBI probe into the alleged multi-crore-rupee mining scam in Odisha.

Implement recommendation of Shah panel before Polls: Niranjan

Senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Wednesday raised question on the transparency claim of the ruling BJD govenrment in Odisha.

Odisha Police Bill contrary to NPC recommendation: Cong

Accusing the BJD government in Odisha of trying to get a new police bill passed in the Assembly without proper public debate, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Monday said its provisions are contrary to the recommendation of the NPC.

Cyclone Phailin evacuation not new, says Cong leader

The BJD government`s large scale evacuation of people in Odisha saving many lives during the Cyclone Phailin was not the first such act and a Congress government had done the same in 1999, senior state Congress leader said.

Stop politicising Food Security Bill: Niranjan

Asking the ruling BJD in Odisha to refrain from "playing politics" over Food Security Bill, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Monday urged the state Government to implement it and support the Bill in Parliament.

To Naveen`s `Delhi Chalo`, Niranjan asks him to `Odisha Chodo`

Ridiculing ruling BJD`s `Swabhiman` rally in Delhi, senior Congress leader and former minister Niranjan Patnaik on Wednesday asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to either learn Odia or quit the state.

Delink sports from politics: Odisha Congress leader

Senior Odisha Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik Friday urged the central government to take immediate measures to delink sports from politics.

Congress welcomes committee to examine backward criteria of states

Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Sunday welcomed the Centre`s announcement on formation of a committee for deciding backwardness of states.

Congressmen project Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate

Rahul Gandhi`s elevation as Congress Vice President and his address at AICC meeting has led to jubiliant partymen projecting him as Prime Ministerial candidate who can lead the party to power again.

Niranjan Patnaik is new Orissa PCC chief

Former Orissa Minister Niranjan
Patnaik was made Orissa PCC President.