Putting to rest all the rumours of quitting the Congress party, veteran Congress leader and Jatani MLA Suresh Routray said that he would stand with the party until Rahul Gandhi becomes the Prime Minister of India.
“There is no question of quitting Congress in this birth. There is no chance of me quitting my position as Khordha Congress District President. I’m here to fight for the party until Rahul Gandhi becomes the Prime Minister of India,” the ever jovial party leader said.
He said that false reports were being circulated against him and asserted that he would remain in the party till his last breath.
There were several reports of Routray quitting the party and tendering his resignation from the post of Khordha Congress District President. However, the veteran leader denied the rumours of leaving the party.
“These rumours are being spread to defame the Congress Party,” he said adding that he did not know who was spreading the rumours.
He said that differences with other party members were common in politics and that he would go ahead with his work and dedication to the people as per the directions of the high command.
“Until Sarat Pattanayak does not become the Chief Minister of Odisha, my struggle will continue with Harijan, Adivasi, Minority Mahila Congress and Student Congress brothers and sisters. We all will fight together to make Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister of India and Sarat Pattanayak the Chief Minister of Odisha,” he asserted.