Political disarray turns more chaotic with workers of various parties protesting against own leaders
The political disarray turned even more chaotic with workers of several parties protesting against their own leaders, accusing them of "selling" electoral tickets to undeserving candidates.
Hundreds of workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party gathered outside the residence of party President Rajnath Singh on Monday after they discovered that a member, Rajendra Singh, who had earlier been given a ticket from Bijnour constituency has been replaced by another member Bhartendu Singh.
Rajendra Singh said that although he was not informed about this change, he held discussion with Rajnath Singh and was hopeful of a positive result.
"Initially they gave the ticket to me I had started fighting the elections, and I haven't got any notice or official information that I am no more a part of the elections, I am still fighting. Nothing is fixed as of now, BJP meeting is being held and this issue is being decided upon," he said.
BJP said that it had changed the candidate on demand from residents of the area, citing the reason that Rajendra Singh does not belong to the area.
Meanwhile, workers of the Aam Aadmi party staged a protest in Patna, accusing AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal of selling tickets.
The members alleged that AAP has sold a ticket to former social justice minister of Bihar, Praveen Amanullah, in return for monetary favours.
"These people are not ashamed. They backed out after making promises. Arvind Kejriwal is a good man, but somewhere there is exchange of money. He gave ticket to an old friend of 2005 Praveen ticket when she asked for it in return for giving funds to the Aam Aadmi Party. She also told them she would ditch Nitish Kumar," said Rekha Modi, a protester.
(Posted on 25-03-2014)