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Resignations of Niranjan won’t resolve problems, says Sura Routray

Bhubaneswar: After Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik announced his resignation from the post in the wake of the party’s electoral debacle in the state, senior leader Sura Routray today said that resignation won’t resolve the issues.

Routray, who won Jatani Assembly constituency after witnessing defeats for three consecutive elections, today said that the party should come united for a better performance in future.

“I won because of Rahul Gandhi. We are going through a bad phase. If Niranjan Patnaik quits, Congress party will suffer. Resignations Niranjan Patnaik won’t resolve the issue,” said Routray.

Congress won nine Assembly seats in 147-strong Assembly and one Lok Sabha seat out of 21 parliamentary constituencies. The Congress had won 16 out of the 147 Assembly seats in 2014 but failed to win a single Lok Sabha seat.

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