Bhubaneswar, May 24 (LocalWire): The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik resigned from his post today after the party was routed in the general elections.
Patnaik who was appointed the state Congress chief in April last year announced his resignation on moral grounds in a press conference. He said he has already sent his resignation to AICC president, Rahul Gandhi.
Congress managed to win only one Lok Sabha seat and nine Assembly seats in Odisha. The party failed to put up a decent fight in most of the Assembly seats and Parliamentary constituencies.