Ticket seekers supporters protest at Congress HQ

Jaipur, Nov 16 (UNI) Dissatisfied over selection of candidates, the Congress party in Rajasthan is facing flak from its rank and file after a number of contenders denied ticket in the ensuing assembly elections.

Over hundreds of Congress workers gathered around the state Congress headquarter in Jaipur and raised slogans against the party leadership for being denied the ticket.

They also alleged that the tickets were sold to ‘parachute’ candidates.

From Vidhyadhar seat in Jaipur, Vikram Singh Sekhawat was seeking ticket but the Congress high command preferred to field Sitaram Agarwal. Mr Sekhawat had contested from the same seat in 2008 but lost the fight.

“We are demanding the ticket for our leader Sekhawat ji. They should not have given ticket to someone else. We have worked hard for the party day and night but the ticket has been given to Sitaram ji. We want his name to be withdrawn,” said one of Mr Sekhawat’s supporters who were relentlessly shouting against the state leadership.

Also, the supporters of Lakshman Meena were sloganeering after their leader’s name was not found in the list.

On late Thursday night, the Congress released the name of 152 candidates for a 200-member Rajasthan assembly.

The state will go in voting on December 7 while the counting to be done on December 11.

The Insides Speak.