Balrampur (UP): Rahul Gandhi on Thursday faced
protests, the third time in as many days, over ticket
distribution for the coming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls when
some party workers stopped his cavalcade and raised slogans.
The Congress general secretary was on his way to Tulsipur
from Balrampur, nearly 160 km from Lucknow, and stopped at
Ramaee Deeh by around 200 workers who raised slogans alleging
ticket allotment to a turncoat while ignoring the son of a
two-time sitting party MLA from Tulsipur constituency.
The security personnel had to remove the protesters after
which the cavalcade could move ahead.
Another protest was witnessed during a meeting at Utraula
with party supporters venting their ire on Beni Prasad Verma
and raising slogans against him.
Though Rahul tried to pacify the workers asking them to
listen to the veteran leader but they did not relent following
which Beni had to retreat.
Rahul, who is currently on a visit to various central
districts of the state since November 22, has been
continuously facing protests over ticket distribution.
Yesterday, a group of about 200 Congressmen protested at
Rahul`s meeting in Bahraich alleging disparity in ticket
In a similar incident on Tuesday, some Congressmen jumped
in front of his cavalcade at Amusi airport in Lucknow,
protesting denial of ticket to Subodh Srivastava from
Lucknow central seat.