Congress accused of neglecting grassroot workers
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Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011, 14:29
Lakhimpur Kheri: Ahead of the crucial Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, a state Congress leader from Lakhimpur Kheri district Monday resigned from the party membership accusing Union Minister Jitin Prasada of neglecting grassroot level workers and protecting dubious persons.

Tendering his resignation, former UPCC general secretary Anand Mohan Trivedi alleged, "Prasada has humiliated dedicated Congressmen and always promoted the corrupt, the touts and the sycophants."

"Those who have been given party tickets in Gola, Kasta, Srinagar and Pallia assembly segments were not even in Congress during the last LS polls," he said, accusing the party high command of neglecting committed workers while awarding tickets for the forthcoming Assembly polls.

Trivedi also alleged misappropriation of funds allocated by the Centre for flood relief in Dhaurehra, the parliamentary constituency represented by Prasada.

Meanwhile, Congress leaders described Trivedi's allegations as baseless and absurd emanating from frustration.

District Congress Committee chief Iqbal Ahmad said, "Trivedi was demanding ticket for himself, however, when he was denied, he resorted to baseless allegations."

"It was Prasada himself who had demanded a high-level probe into the flood relief works in Dhaurehra tehsil a few months back," the minister's spokesman Ramendra Janwar said.


First Published: Monday, November 21, 2011, 14:29

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