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Ganeswar Behera made Odisha Congress poll manifesto committee

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Ahead of the 2019 Assembly elections, the highcommand on Thursday appointed former as the of the party's poll of Odisha, a party statement said.

Behera, who is from the scheduled caste community, is also the of the Pradesh Committee (OPPCC).

has been appointed as the Convenor of the panel.

of Opposition Narasingha Mishra, former OPCC and six others have been appointed as members of the committee, the statement issued by the All India Committee (AICC) said.

OPCC in a twitter message congratulated the new members of the committee.

"Congratulations to all the newly appointed members of the for Vidhan Sabha Elections, 2019. Let's work together to give the people the best manifesto which will capture the vision of the Congress party for a new glorious Odisha," Patnaik tweeted.

In another development, former Congress MLA Chakradhar Paika Thursday joined the ruling BJD at the residence of Chief and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:15 IST