Assembly elections in Odisha are due before June 2024 as the term of the current assembly ends on June 24, 2024.
Stating that change in the leadership of the Congress is nothing new, the OPCC chief said that a new president is appointed every two-three years.
The state leadership of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) is likely to be changed in the third week of this month.
Stating that officers are not paying enough importance to any Congress leader at the State and district level,
Since 2000, Congress has changed the OPCC president nine times, but all of them failed to revive the organisation.
Bahinipati had alleged that Patnaik falls ill whenever there is any election and does not provide any fund to the party candidates.
A delegation of Congress leaders submitted a memorandum to the State Election Commission and demanded immediate transfer of Jajpur SP over the incident.
Expressing disappointment over violence ahead of the polls, he said political leaders are deviating from the path shown by the father of the nation.
The party claimed that tickets had been released for all the 853 ZP zones by the president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Niranjan Patnaik.
The bandh has been called to protest against the alleged inaction towards Minister of State for Home DS Mishra who is charged with patronising the prime accused in the kidnap and murder of a woman.
Meanwhile, reacting to Congress allegations, the BJD said the Odisha government has never compromised on any issue and the law will take its own course.
Although the exact cause of ransacking is yet to be ascertained, senior leaders of the party indicated that it could be an act of the dissidents.
The AICC may ask any of the two working presidents to remain in charge till a regular president is announced or may appoint somebody in his place.