Bhubaneswar: As former Chief Minister and long-time Congress leader Giridhar Gamang begins his new innings with BJP, questions are now being raised about the ability of already-ailing Congress party to gain its footing in State amidst the vacuum created by Gamang’s departure.
Interestingly, the question on the effect of Gamang’s departure on the future of the grand old party has evoked mixed reactions from the senior Congress leaders. While Odisha PCC president Prasad Harichandan feels that Congress has no dearth of leaders to guide the party, others feel that a massive revamp is required to fill the vacuum created by Gamang's exit.
"Congress has many seasoned leaders who can lead the party on the right path,” feels Harichandan.
On the other hand, senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra opined that a massive revamp is required from the grassroots. If such reorganization happens in an effective manner, the party will be able to fill the gap very soon, he added.
Meanwhile, State Congress leader and former Union minister Kanhu Charan Lenka said that in spite of all the differences within our party, we will all join hands to ensure that the party’s position in State is protected.