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 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."
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."
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.