BHUBANESWAR: Congress MLAs Prafulla Majhi and Krushna Chandra Sagaria, who returned to the Capital on Wednesday after meeting AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Tuesday, said it was a courtesy call.
“It was a courtesy visit. There was no motive behind the meeting with party high command,” Majhi told reporters at Biju Patnaik airport on his return this morning.
Majhi and Sagaria were among the 12 MLAs who met the party high command triggering speculation about ouster of party chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati.
Asked if they had consulted Pradesh Congress chief Prasad Harichandan and Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra about the meeting with high command, Majhi said it is not necessary to tell them about our movement.
“Had there been an agenda, we would have certainly informed them. Is there a problem if we meet the high command?” Majhi wondered.
Denying reports of a rift in the State unit of the party, Sagaria said he had gone to Delhi on his personal work.
“I chanced upon some of the party MLAs there and this is it. The other MLAs of the party had gone on their own works and there was no definite programme,” Sagaria claimed.