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,
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.