The cracks in the Congress social gathering in Bihar have widened additional after its debacle in the lately concluded meeting election.
Dissension against the top guns in the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) and the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge is rising. They are actually being blamed for the social gathering’s poor present after it received solely 19 of the 70 seats it contested — eight lower than its tally in 2015 — in the 243-member Bihar meeting.
Raj Kumar Sharma, the nationwide coordinator of the All India Kisan Congress, staged a sit-in Sunday at the Sadaqat Ashram, the state headquarters of the Congress, demanding a whole revamp of the BPCC.
His supporters are additionally baying for the blood of Bihar Congress in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil, secretaries in-charge Ajay Kapoor and Birender Singh Rathore, appointed by the AICC for the meeting polls. Also in the firing line are BPCC chief Madan Mohan Jha, its marketing campaign committee chairman Akhilesh Singh and Congress legislature social gathering chief Sadanand Singh, all of whom have been instrumental in the ticket distribution to candidates.
“I have just two demands. First, remove the nearly one dozen ticket brokers, who sold our party tickets to candidates. Secondly, revamp the Congress and have in its core group grassroots workers and party loyalists for over two decades,” mentioned Sharma, who’s main the revolt.
Sharma minces no phrases when he says “ticket dalaals” (ticket brokers) in his social gathering “sold” the social gathering image to candidates.
“Our leaders who had a say in distribution of tickets surreptitiously worked for the BJP and RSS. They sold tickets at a heavy price and favoured the BJP,” he mentioned.
“There were at least 26 candidates who didn’t get tickets from the constituencies of their choice. For instance, Praveen Kushwaha, who wanted a ticket from Bhagalpur, was made to contest from Patna Sahib assembly constituency in Patna. Gunjan Patel, who wanted to contest from Digha, was given a ticket from Nalanda. Kundan Gupta from Lakhisarai was asked to contest from Harnaut in Nalanda. Sanjeev Kumar Singh was given a ticket from Vaishali when he wanted one from Muzaffarpur. Pappu Singh was given a ticket to contest from Lalganj when he was interested in Aurangabad,” he added.
BPCC president Madan Mohan Jha was not obtainable for feedback. He had diverted his calls to a quantity which was switched off on Sunday night.
Cong spokesperson Harkhu Jha demanded a whole revamp and mentioned Gohil was answerable for the Congress’ poor present.
“The unrest within the Congress is because of the flawed distribution of tickets and decisions taken by AICC’s Bihar in-charge. The party should change the whole set up of leaders, who are responsible for the debacle of the Congress in Bihar,” he added.
Dissension inside the Congress started in the run as much as the 2019 Lok Sabha elections itself when many candidates who had switched alliance, got social gathering tickets at the eleventh hour.
Some leaders together with Jha had then written to the Congress excessive command, in search of a revamp to revive the Congress in Bihar. However, it didn’t pay heed and continued with the similar set of individuals when the meeting elections have been introduced.
Peeved at the distribution of tickets, greater than a dozen leaders went solo as independents in the meeting election.