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The political crisis deepened rapidly. The Congress renewed its demand in July 1940 for complete independence and launched individual Satyagraha campaign soon thereafter. In Orissa, the campaign was carried on with considerable enthusiasm. The Congress ex-Ministers, legislators and several top-ranking leaders were arrested. In the power vacuum after the resignation of the Congress ministry and arrest of the top leaders, a delicate situation rose.While some of the leaders in Orissa were trying to form a Government to serve and advance the interest of Orissa, others opposed it. Out of such conflicts, a Coalition ministry was formed in November, 1941 with the Maharaja Paralakhemundi as Premier and Pandit Godavaris Mishra and Maulvi Abdus Sobhan Khan as ministers. This ministry functioned for a little over two and a half years. It’s most noteworthy achievement was the establishment of a university in Orissa, famous as the Utkal University.