Loknath Maharathy Became Youth Congress working president of Odisha.


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress got new youth leader. All India Youth Congress  announced Loknath Maharathy as the working president of the state unit. It came two days after Odisha Congress youth wing President Rajat Choudhury was suspended from his post for his alleged chit fund links,


 Maharathy was the Vice President of Odisha Youth Congress until now. He is also one of the eight contestants who took on Choudhury during the latter’s presidential bid back in September 2014.

While Choudhury became the President by securing 2870 votes, Maharathy — who then owed allegiance to then PCC President Jaydev Jena and incumbent Youth Congress President Sangram Jena— came out second with 2063 votes. He was elected Vice President of Youth Congress and the remaining contestants were made general secretaries.