Congress legislature party meet on July 30 to settle differences

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to put a stop to all the internecine war between party members over the visit of 12 MLAs to New Delhi to meet the high command, Odisha Congress has decided to hold a legislature party meeting on July 30.

Earlier, four party legislators, including Chiranjibi Biswal, called on the leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra today. Biswal was accompanied by Devendara Sharma, Jogesh Singh and Ansuman Mohanty.

Though the meeting, as described by Singh was a ‘courtesy visit’, fuels speculation about a strategy of the leaders before all the 12 MLAs, who had gone to Delhi and met the party high command there, meet party’s State president Prasad Harichandan on Thursday to resolve their issues.

“It was a courtesy visit. There were no discussions about their Delhi tour and meeting with the party high command,” Mishra told mediapersons seeking to dispel the romours. “Whenever around, they visit me,” Mishra quipped, adding there is no spat among the MLAs.

Biswal, the deputy leader of opposition who was part of the team of MLAs that went to Delhi, had earlier stated that they had met the high command not to report about anyone. “The talks that are doing rounds in the State are a handiwork of some party outsiders to mislead the common people,” Biswal had said.

Interestingly, Harichandan has so far maintained a studied silence over the issue and refrained from making any statement regarding this in public.