Congress V/s Congress: Kota Workers Burn Party Flags, Tyres, Against Leadership Over Distribution Of Tickets

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

Problems for the Congress in Rajasthan seem to be mounting as their workers are now up in arms against their own party. The party in Kota seems to be imploding after its workers are unhappy with the distribution of tickets for state assembly elections carried violence against its own party. 

Just some hours earlier after Congress released the candidate list for state assembly the party workers took to violence. They are against giving the ticket to Kota Congress president Rekha Gautam and are burning flags and tyres and breaking boards and other things of office. They were raising slogans against Gautam.

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The protest may also be taken beyond the state and carried in Delhi and in neighbouring states.

The issues don't stop there for the party as the ex-mayor of Jaipur Jyoti Khandelwal has also quit Congress  from all her positions as she was not given a ticket. She wrote an open letter to Rahul Gandhi saying that he has promised to give preference to women candidates and when she have excelled all criteria then there was no reason to cut her ticket.

The Congress members are also giving their own nominations before the party is declaring its ticket in the state. More than ten leaders have done that. This has happened due to the delay by the party to give nominations which will be closed on 19th. In Bhaya, a leader from the Anta constituency of Baran district filed his nomination and said that if party doesn't give him ticket then he will take his nomination back.

Earlier, there was also a rift between Congress top leaders from the state Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot over CM candidature. However, Pilot has denied there was any issue within the party.

"There is no division in the party in the state and all the leaders are united in the bid to defeat the BJP with a thumping majority," Pilot said.

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The state will go into polls on December 7.