Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee

The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) is the unit of the Indian National Congress for the state of Odisha.

Odisha Congress

ଓଡ଼ିଶା କଂଗ୍ରେସ
PresidentNiranjan Patnaik
HeadquartersCongress Bhawan, Unit-2 Bhubaneswar – 751009
Student wingNSUI
Youth wingIYC
Women's wingMahila Congress
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 21
Seats in Rajya Sabha
1 / 10
Seats in 
09 / 147
(Odisha Legislative Assembly)
Election symbol
Hand INC.svg

The head office of the organization is Congress Bhawan, situated in Bhubaneswar. The current President of the Odisha Congress is Shri Niranjan Patnaik.[1][2][3][4]


Until 1920 there was no separate provincial committee for Odisha. Congress organisation in Odisha was under Bihar And Orissa Provincial Congress committee .[5] However in the 1920 annual session of Congress at Nagpur , formation linguistic provincial session was approved. This led to the formation Utkal Pradesh Congress Committee uniting representation of all odia speaking tracts.[6] Formation UPCC gave impetus to formation of Odisha state. This also gave boost to Congress activities in the Odia speaking areas.[7]

UPCC gave boost to formation of Orissa state.In 1931 UPCC adopted a resolution moved by Harekrushna Mahatab , that urged Government of India to establish a separate Orissa state. It also established a committee to take the matter further and cooperate with the British administration without compromising Congress principles.[8]

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  1. ^ Correspondent, Special (20 April 2018). "Niranjan Patnaik appointed Odisha Congress president". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 12 August 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ Mohapatra, Debabrata (19 April 2018). "Congress removes Prasad, appoints Niranjan Patnaik as new Odisha president". Bhubaneswar: The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ Patnaik, Sampad (20 April 2018). "Niranjan Patnaik appointed Odisha Congress President for second time". Bhubaneswar: The Indian Express. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  4. ^ Mohanty, Debabrata (19 April 2018). "Congress revamps Odisha unit, appoints Niranjan Patnaik as new chief". Bhubaneswar: Hindustan Times. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  5. ^ Mishra, C. (1986). Freedom Movement in Sambalpur, 1827-1947. B.R. Publishing Corporation. p. 192. ISBN 978-81-7018-357-0. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  6. ^ Devi, B. (1992). Some Aspects of British Administration in Orissa, 1912-1936. Academic Foundation. p. 193-194. ISBN 978-81-7188-072-0. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  7. ^ Acharya, P. (2008). National Movement and Politics in Orissa, 1920-1929. SAGE Series in Modern Indian History. SAGE Publications. p. 49. ISBN 978-81-321-0001-0. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  8. ^ Devi, B. (1992). Some Aspects of British Administration in Orissa, 1912-1936. Academic Foundation. p. 202. ISBN 978-81-7188-072-0. Retrieved 26 February 2020.

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