- Narasingh denied divulging more on discussion
- Claims Congress is not weak in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: Amid the talk of the change of guard in the Odisha unit of Congress, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Odisha Assembly and senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra on Thursday met Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.
Mishra, however, did not disclose about what transpired between the two in the closed door meeting.
I had a fruitful discussion with Rahul Gandhi Ji and I am happy with the outcome – Narasingh Mishra
Responding to a media query on any possible change of the Odisha PCC head, the LoP said, “We should not discuss the internal matters of the party in the media. I will not speak what discussion was held but the entire discussion was only on politics – both national and state.”
Asked whether he discussed the strategy for the 2019 general election from now as the party is weak in Odisha, Mishra claimed that Congress is not weak in Odisha and it is false propaganda of the media. He backed his statement with the Komna Zone II ZP election result.
Congress is not weak. Media has always misled the people. Party’s Komna Zone II ZP election result, where Congress got the second position, shows we are strong enough whereas BJP came a poor third even in the district which belongs to its state president Basanta Panda – Narasingh Mishra
Notably, the AICC has already formed a three-member team to discuss with the state leaders for the change of PCC president.