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Ending factionalism, strengthening base our priority: Tytler WEDNESDAY, 09 MAY 2012 22:56 SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR


WEDNESDAY, 09 MAY 2012 22:56
SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR
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Ending factionalism and strengthening organisational base at the grassroots-level are the major priorities of the Congress to perform better in forthcoming polls, observed AICC general secretary and Odisha-in-charge Jagdish Tytler, while speaking to mediapersons here on Tuesday evening.
Tytler said both the Narsingha Mishra and Sarat Pattnaik factions have to work together for the party unit to improve in Balangir.
He alleged that a huge amount of money given by the Centre has not been spent properly by the Naveen Patnaik Government. “I had asked 18 questions on the utilisation of fund given by the Central Government and other issues to Chief Minister Naveen Pataik, but they have not been answered totally till date,” Tytler rued.
He further said the Congress lost in the Zilla Parishad election due to money and muscle power and organisational weakness. We are on the move to strengthen the party in rural areas and win the hearts of the people, he said.
“Our voting percentage has improved since 2009. In 2009, we got 29 per cent of votes. This time, we got 33 per cent. However, this is not enough. We have to improve our performance,” Tytler said.
Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Bhupinder Singh said Naveen Patnaik’s boastful claim of getting special category status for the State is baseless.
He asked what the BJD Government could not do in the last 12 years of its rule, how can it claim to have done it in 24 hours?
Among others, PCC president Niranjan Patnaik, Balangir district Congress president Bhagban Bagarty and leader Vinaya Kumar Sorkee were present.
Later, Tytler visited the district Congress office and interacted with the Congress workers. He called upon them to work hard burying their differences and convey the pro poor and welfare measures implemented by the Central Government to the rural masses.

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