25 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik has sought financial help for the party to fight the upcoming Bijepur by-elections.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, Patnaik said that State Congress was not in a good financial position to bear the campaign and other election expenses.
"The 2019 general elections was not in our favour and we lost it badly. There was a lot of expenditure for those elections. And now the by-election is on the anvil. Therefore, we request generous people of Odisha to support us," Patnaik said.
"Congress leaders from different parts of the State and the public in general can help us according to their capacity," he added.