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JD(U), BJP, RJD, LJP, Congress face revolt in Bihar

Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:56

Patna: All the major political parties in Bihar, be it the ruling JD-U-BJP, or the RJD-LJP combine, face gradual revolt within their respective rank and file over denial of party nominations to prospective candidates of their choice.

The ruling JD(U) which released its first list of 54 candidates for the 92 seats going to polls in the first and second phase in Bihar on October 21 and October 24, is
grappling with dissent over allotment of tickets to the kin of the rebel leaders, party sources said.

After the party`s Lok Sabha member from Muzaffarpur Capt Jai Narain Nishad slammed the party leadership for refusing his request for giving a ticket to his son to contest the assembly polls, another MP Purnamasi Ram has announced that he will campaign for the Congress "as the tickets have been distributed without consultation with MPs".
Similarly, another senior party leader Upendra Kushwaha, MP, has purportedly resigned as national general secretary of the party in protest against his being ignored
for consultation on ticket distribution for some seats in Vaishali and Samastipur.

As the ruling party released its list yesterday, a group of party workers held demonstration at their office charging the leadership with neglecting the genuine party
workers in allotment of tickets and symbols to those who recently switched over to the party from the RJD and LJP.

While two sitting MLAs-- Dilkeshwar Kamat and Manzar Alam have been denied tickets in yesterday`s list, the party has given tickets to five turncoats mostly from RJD and LJP.


First Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:56

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