Sanjay Nirupam Says Congress Won't Win More Than 3-4 Seats In Mumbai

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Sanjay Nirupam addressed a press conference on Friday and lashed out at the Congress stating that they would not win more than three to four seats in Mumbai

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:
Sanjay Nirupam

Attacking the Congress at a press conference on Friday, Sanjay Nirupam stated, "The way in which the candidate finalization has been done in Mumbai, leaving 3-4 seats apart, Congress will not get any seats." Nirupam, who did not get a ticket in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, added that the Congress party, "Without any research or survey and without any ground feedback or grassroots level feedback, decided the names of the candidates based on personal likes and dislikes." Addressing the media, he assured that he will not campaign for the Congress in the Maharashtra polls and said, "Now I will see you only on October 24, the day of the results."

Recalling his recommendation

Recalling his meeting with the Congress general secretary of Maharashtra, Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi, Sanjay Nirupam stated that he had taken four candidates recommendations with him from Versova, Goregaon, Andheri East, and Dindoshi. "I told him that these are the candidates. I have a personal preference for one but others are equally good too. Please consider them."

He further added that, "Kharge did not even talk to anyone. None of them has got a ticket today."

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Nirupam slams Congress on Twitter

Sanjay Nirupam, after finding out that his name was not included in the candidate list, lashed out at Congress on Twitter on Thursday. According to him, he had recommended one name for the Assembly elections in Mumbai. However, even that was rejected by the party. On Friday, he stated that the ticket distribution in Mumbai has been "biased" and "unfair."

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