Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the report was a "mischievous instance of fake news and unnecessary speculation".
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said the news report was "laughable" and "planted".
"This is laughable that the media takes planted news seriously. This is mischievous and a fabrication," he said.
Mr Sharma added: "They don't want to discuss these issues and also what has happened in Gorakhpur."
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