With the demand for change of guard in the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) gaining momentum, Congress MLA Taraprasad Bahinipati on Tuesday reiterated that an MLA must hold the PCC chief post.
He said the new PCC chief must be chosen from the nine legislators of the State Congress.
“The next president should be an MLA, and there will be disappointment among the leaders if someone out of the nine MLAs is not chosen for the top post,” he said.
Bahinipati said they would apprise Rahul Gandhi about the disappointment if an MLA is not appointed as the next PCC chief.
Kantabanji MLA Santosh Singh Saluja said, “Congress is a national party and the high command in Delhi takes such decisions. We can’t take a call on the matter. We have to abide by the decision of the high command.”