Bhubaneswar: In a significant move, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday reconstituted the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC).
According to a release issued by the AICC general secretary Ashok Gehlot, the reconstituted OPCC led by Niranjan Patnaik has 14 vice-presidents, one treasurer, 24 general secretaries, 27 executive committee members, 13 special invitees, 7 disciplinary committee members, chairperson, media & communication department, 6 District Congress Committee (DCC) working presidents, 99 secretaries, 21 Pradesh Election Committee members, 42 core committee members and permanent invitees.
The vice-presidents are Anant Prasad Sethi, Arya Kumar Gyanendra, Bijaylaxmi Sahoo, Sadan Nayak, Santosh Singh Saluja, Radhakant Digal, Ganeswar Behera, Debashis Patnaik, Amarnath Pradhan, Kailash Acharya, Sibanand Ray, Subendu Mohanty, Nakul Nayak and Sushmita Behera.
Kishore Chandra Patel has been named treasurer.
The general secretaries are Sanjib Giri, Janaki Ballav Patnaik, Biswajit Dash, Bishu Charan Barik, Biswabhusan Das, Alok Mishra, Raj Kishore Sarangi, Raj Kishore Das, Himashu Sekhar Das, Uma Ballav Rath, Giribala Behera, Binod Patra, Saroj Patra, Ajit Das, Akbar Ali, Himanshu Sekhar Lima, Kuni Mallik, Laxman Kumar Meher, Dasarathi Gomango, Adhiraj Panigrahi, Appala Swami Kadraka, Bidyadhar Dehury, Kumudini Kirsani and Sangram Keshari Jena.
The Executive Committee members are Niranjan Patnaik, Kishore Chandra Patel, Narasingha Mishra, Chiranjib Biswal, Naba Kishore Das, Pradeep Majhi, Rabi Kumar Sethi, Ram Padhi, Gajapati Rao, Tarun Majhi, Naren Pallai, Chaturbhuj Nayak, Bata Krushna Tripathy, Narendra Mishra, Ras Bihari Behera, Baghabat Prasad Mohanty, Nrusingha Rath, Manoj Kumar Mohapatra, Harihar Karan, Prakash Chandra Debata, Nagarjun Pradhan, Chintamani Dhyansamantray, Matlub Ali, R.K. Nayak, Ajanti Pradhan, Gobardhan Das and Jagannath Rout.
The executive committee members are Niranjan Patnaik, Kishore Chandra Patel, Narsingh Mishra, Chiranjib Biswal, Naba Kishore Das, Pradeep Majhi, Rabi Kumar Sethi, Ram Padhi, Gajapati Rao, Tarun Majhi, Naren Pallai, Chaturbhuj Nayak, Batakrushna Tripathy, Narendra Mishra, Ras Bihari Behera, Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty, Nursingh Rath, Manoj Kumar Mohapatra, Harihar Karan, Prakash Chandra Debata, Nagarjun Pradhan, Chintamani Dyan Samantray, Sheikh Matlub Ali, RK Nayak, Ajanti Pradhan, Gobardhan Das and Jagannath Rout.
The special invitees are former PCC presidents Prasad Harichandan, Hemananda Biswal, Kanhu Charan Lenka, Sarat Patnaik, KP Singhdeo and Jaydev Jena, ex-central ministers Srikant Jena and Bhakta Charan Das, CWC member Ramachandra Khuntia, AICC secretary Biswaranjan Mohanty, MP Ranjib Biswal, ex-CWC member Sushila Tiriya, AICC ST Department vice-chairman Shyam Sundar Hansdah and all elected MLAs, frontal organization heads (Mahila Congress, Seva Dal, Youth Congress, NSUI, INTUC.
The Disciplinary Committee members are Hemananda Biswal (Chairperson), Anant Prasad Sethi (convener), and members are Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty, Pradeep Kumar Rath, Rabindra Nath Mohanty, Niranjan Panigrahi and Sabitri Chaudhary.
Satya Prakash Nayak has been named Media & Communication Department Chairperson
The District Congress Committee (Working Presidents) are Hirasingh Mandal (Kandhamal), Raghunath Patra (Rayagada), Aurobindo Gupta (Nabarangpur), Santosh Nayak (Ganjam), Bijay Kumar Sahoo (Ganjam) and Rama Chandra Kadam (Koraput).