Rift in Koraput unit of Congress resurfaces

Jeypore/Bhubaneswar: Rift in Koraput unit of Congress resurfaced today after senior party leader and Jeypore MLA, Taraprasad Bahinipati alleged that he was not invited by any party member to attend a Yuva Samabesh organised by the party in Boipariguda in the constituency.

He said despite having no differences with anyone in the party, he was not invited to the program.

“None had either informed me or telephoned me about the meeting. Why should I have gone when I was not invited,” Bahinipati added.

Bahinipati’s wife, Meenakshi, who is the Koraput district unit chief of Congress, also did not attend the meeting.

“As the programme is being held in Koraput constituency; all youth activists and party leaders have been invited. Some have come whereas some others may not. I have come here as an invitation was sent to me,” said PCC working president Pradeep Majhi.

Meanwhile, All India Youth Congress president V. Srinivasan, Pradesh Youth Congress president Lokanath Maharathy and Koraput MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria and Laxmipur MLA Kailash Chandra Kulesika were present in the meeting.