BHUBANESWAR: President of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Sonia Gandhi on Saturday constituted a three-member team to assess the political situation and recommend the party's revival strategy in Odisha. The decision came after a continuous campaign for the ouster of president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Prasad Harichandan by a section of the partymen including the legislators.
Senior leaders Tamrdhwaj Sahu, Sushmita Dev and Jitendra Singh have been asked to visit the State to study the situation and submit a report to the Congress chief. A media release issued by the party said the team will jointly work with the AICC general secretary and secretary in-charge of Odisha to assess the political situation.
Earlier in the day, OPCC chief Prasad Harichandan, Srikant Jena, Ramchandra Khuntia, Kanhu Charan Lenka and other senior leaders met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi at New Delhi and discussed the party organisation in the State.The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) and organisational wing are at loggerheads following the poor performance of the party in the recently concluded panchayat polls. The CLP has met thrice during the last one week to discuss strategy about its future course of action.