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OPCC chief has betrayed Rahul Gandhi, says AICC secretary

Bhubaneswar: Hours after Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik said that the party was not hopeful of forming Government in Odisha, AICC secretary Sarat Rout lashed out at the former saying he has betrayed the party national president Rahul Gandhi.

“As president of the State unit, he (Niranjan) has not only disappointed the party workers and candidates but also betrayed party national president Rahul Gandhi. He will be responsible for party’s performance,” said Rout a day before the declaration of Lok Sabha and Assembly results.

He said that the party will get 20-25 Assembly seats.

He said that a review meeting on party’s performance in the election should be convened immediately to find put the loopholes.

Earlier in the day today, Patnaik said that the party is not hopeful of forming Government in Odisha.

Patnaik’s statement came a day before the announcement of Lok Sabha and Assembly results.

“We are not hopeful of forming government in Odisha but will win more seats than last elections. Congress has given a tough fight and will perform well in southern and coastal parts in the State,” Patnaik told reporters here.

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