Mumbai: The Congress seems to be facing a severe cash crunch.
A tea vendor, who runs a small stall behind the headquarters of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) at Azad Maidan, has stopped giving tea to party workers on credit, The Times of India reported.
The 'chai wallah' claims the Congress has an outstanding balance of Rs 2 lakh.
The tea vendor, who is very famous among the Congress members, says that the grand old party hasn't paid him for a long time. However, he expresses confidence in Congress of clearing all the dues.
Mumbai unit chief Sanjay Nirupam accepted that his party was yet to clear the dues. Nirupam said the matter was brought to his notice few days ago.
The Congress Mumbai chief claimed that dues were Rs 4 lakh, out of which Rs 2 lakh has already been disbursed, the rest will be given soon.
One of the party functionary, who didn't wished to be named admitted that Congress was facing cash crunch.