Bhubaneswar:1/3/18: Finally the curtain is removed over speculations in media about resignation of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan from his post on moral ground after Bijepur bypoll debacle.
Confirming the media report, senior Congress leader Suresh Kumar Routray alleged three senior party leaders of conspiring against Prasad to taste defeat in the recently concluded assembly bypoll in Bijepur constituency.
Prasad resigned from his post as the OPCC president on moral ground after Bijepur bypoll debacle. He has tendered his resignation to AICC president Rahul Gandhi yesterday following the poll result, Routray said.
However, three senior Congress leaders were responsible for taking the party to big loss in the bypoll, he alleged.
“He is an educated and gentle man. He is capable of strengthening the organisation. But, he tendered his resignation owing responsibility for Bijepur defeat,” Routray said.
he party lost around 10% votes as Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi, he said.
He alleged that party’s three leaders backstabbed Prasad for which Congress lost the bypoll.