Bhubaneswar: A day after ex-Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) boss Niranjan Patnaik blended up a hornet’s home saying there are rats in the party, senior Congress pioneer Suresh Kumar Routray countered the statement of Patnaik and said there are no rats in the party and all partymen are gentlemen.
“If anybody wants to see rat, he can put a cage trap so that he can catch it. The Congress party is a huge party which is guided by Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Prasad Harichandan. If Niranjan Babu knows any such rat, he only knows about it. In my view there is not a single rat in the party,” Routray said.
“All are gentlemen in the party,” he maintained.
Meanwhile, Patnaik narrating his Sunday ‘rat theory’, went a step ahead and described that the people involved in corruption are rats.