BHUBANESWAR: The ongoing tussle between organisational and legislative wings of the Congress intensified with the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Tuesday reportedly demanding that the suspension of NSUI leaders should be revoked.
The CLP met in the official residence of Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra, a day after the president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Prasad Harichandan presided over a meeting of DCC presidents to discuss strategy for panchayat polls.While State NSUI vice-president Kiran Sahu was suspended for allegedly heckling Odisha in-charge BK Hariprasad at a hotel here, NSUI spokesperson Ajay Panda was suspended after an effigy of Hariprasad was burnt in front of Utkal University main gate.
The MLAs also discussed panchayat polls and how to proceed with it. Harichandan was, however, not invited to the CLP meeting.
In a resolution, the CLP demanded that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should apologise for misleading the people as the State Government placed wrong statements in the Assembly on Mahanadi river water issue. It has now come to the fore that the BJD was winning elections by telling lies to people, a political resolution passed at the meeting stated.
The CLP also criticised the CM for not visiting Malkangiri district where more than 100 children have died due to Japanese Encephalitis. The CM is in different districts every day, but he has no time to visit Malkangiri, Mishra said.