UP: Resentment in Cong over ticket distribution

Fresh resentment in the Congress came to the fore on the issue of ticket distribution for Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Lucknow: Fresh resentment in the Congress
on Friday came to the fore on the issue of ticket distribution for
Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls with another senior leader
accusing the party of selecting candidates having corrupt and
criminal background.

After the resignation of chief spokesman of the state
party unit Subodh Kumar Srivastava from all party posts on
denial of ticket, Arun Prakash Singh, former general secretary
and PCC member today questioned the selection of nominees and
termed the choice as a "blot on party`s image".

"Communal, corrupt and criminal elements and outsiders
have been given priority in the lists released so far," Singh
said in a statement here.

Singh alleged that senior leaders of the state unit have
misled the high command and got their favourites fielded while
loyalists have been ignored. This could prove to be
detrimental to the party`s electoral prospects, he said.

PTI

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