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Odisha Congressmen Seek Review of Campaign Mess

Published: 22nd April 2014 07:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2014 07:51 AM   |  A+A-

The state Congress continues to be in turmoil as a section of the party is planning to demand a review of the mismanagement in the election campaign.

The Congress manifesto was released in the state on April 4, roughly a week before the first phase polls on April 10.

According to a senior Congress leader, the promise in the manifesto to waive agricultural loan up to Rs 25,000, bring down interest rate on agricultural loan to one per cent and increase old age pension to Rs 500 per month could have attracted the voters in western Odisha districts. But steps to take the manifesto to the people were missing, thus creating an impression that the Congress does not have any policy towards the farmers. Though the party had requested for a helicopter for campaign, no leader other than state president Jaydev Jena was allowed to use it, he said.

As there was no response from state leaders to the complaints made by the party candidates, several of them are now planning to meet the high command to apprise it of the reality.

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