Sanjay Nirupam launched an astonishing attack at the Congress party on Friday. Speaking about the ticket distribution for the upcoming Maharashtra polls a day after he announced that he will not be participating in the party's campaign, he said that the way the ticket distribution has taken place in Mumbai is biased and unfair.
He said, “The way the candidate finalization has been done in Mumbai, leave 3-4 seats apart, we will lose all our security.” He added, “Without any research or survey and without any ground feedback or grassroot level feedback, names have been decided based on personal likes or dislikes.”
While recalling his meeting with Congress general secretary for Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi, Nirupam said, “ I remember, when I went to Delhi, I took four candidates with me from Versova, Goregaon, Andheri East and Dindoshi who were asking for tickets and were good candidates according to me. I took them with me and made them meet with Mr Kharge.”
He added, “I said these are the four people. I have a personal preference for one but the other three are equally good too, please consider them. Kharge didn’t even talk to anyone. Today’s circumstances are such that all four of them have lost their tickets. None of them got a ticket.”
Expressing his displeasure about being left out, Nirupam said, “One seat was given to NCP, I wasn’t even consulted before that, even the Goregaon candidate wasn’t asked from me. The other two seats too are the same way. If there was one, I would have still kept quiet. But Sanjay Nirupam has no say in the whole area and this is planned by people sitting in Delhi and that has resulted in this."
On Thursday, Sanjay Nirupam, trough a tweet, while slamming the Congress party after his recommended names for the assembly elections from Mumbai was not included in the party’s candidate list, had said that he would not participate in any poll campaign. He had also said that this would be his ‘final’ decision.
It seems Congress Party doesn’t want my services anymore. I had recommended just one name in Mumbai for Assembly election. Heard that even that has been rejected.— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) October 3, 2019
As I had told the leadership earlier,in that case I will not participate in poll campaign.
Its my final decision.
Nirupam also made numerous other attacks on his party.
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