Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 22:
Senior Congress leader and AICC member Ghulam Nabi Azad today said the death of former Odisha chief minister JB Patnaik is a great loss to the party.
Azad, who arrived at the residence of JB Patnaik in the city here this morning, told the media that he has come on behalf of the party supremo Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi to offer profound tribute to the veteran leader under whose able leadership Odisha had remained under Congress rule for three terms.
Azad met Jayanti Patnaik, the wife of the departed leader and handed over the condolence message of Sonia Gandhi to her.
The AICC leader will attend JB’s last rites at Swargadwar in Puri.