New Delhi: Concerned over differences between
AICC in-charge for Bihar Jagdish Tytler and PCC Chief Anil
Sharma, the Congress leadership will begin the process to set
right the affairs of its state unit within a week, party
sources indicated here on Saturday.
"Clarity will have to be brought" was the comment of a
party leader when asked whether a decision on infighting in
Bihar Congress is expected within a week.
The remark is being interpreted as an indication to the
possibility of a change of guard in the party`s state unit.
A section of party leaders from Bihar today met treasurer
Motilal Vora and AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi
complaining of Tytler`s allegedly "high handed" approach,
saying that the AICC in-charge is promoting those leaders in
the state, who are against the PCC chief.
They also complained that Tytler is ignoring the PCC and
taking decisions on his own through a coordination committee
constiuted at his behest in the state.
Sources said such visits by supporters of Sharma and
Tytler to the AICC have become a routine affair and the
party`s senior leaders are worried with differences between
the two leaders "stretching too far".
The rift within Congress in Bihar came to the fore last
week with the BPCC president announcing in Patna that the
party would contest all the 243 seats in the coming assembly
elections in the state on its own without consulting Tytler.
There was no need to consult any party leader including
Tytler, as AICC president Sonia Gandhi was the final authority
to take a decision about the candidates, Sharma, who is not
known to be on good terms with Tytler had told newsmen there.
Tytler has denied reports of differences with Sharma,
saying the party stood "united" to take on the ruling NDA and
RJD-LJP combine in the Assembly elections due later this year.
However, senior AICC leaders here admitted that some
tough measures are required as the differences between the two
leaders is creating trouble for the party, which has plans to
revive itself in the Hindi heartland.