However party supremeo Patnaik had termed the forum as “B” team of congress and said the Morcha would have no impact on the state politics. Earlier, the chief minister had sacked three ministers - Anjali Behera, Sanjeeb Sahoo and Sarada Prasad Nayak from his council of ministers and suspended two MLAs - Prabhat Biswal and Bibhuti Balabantray from the party for being part of Pyari team.
Following the May 29 incident, Patnaik had also had sacked heads of some corporations such as Jyotiskar Mahapatra, Sarat Misra, Prafulla Panda and Sarat Sahu. Later, he also dropped six other ministers including Prafulla Chandra Ghodei, Prafulla Samal, Atam Sabysachi, Sarada Naik, Puspendra Sing Deo and Pratap Jena, in a major cabinet reshuffle on August 2.
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