Leaving the congress leadership in Haryana in chaos former Haryana Congress Chief Ashok Tanwar staged a protest outside Congress headquarters in the national capital on Wednesday. As his supporters raised slogans against management committee chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Tanwar alleged that tickets were being distributed on whims and fancies and were being “sold”, ignoring those who had worked for years.
While addressing his supporters, Tanwar said, “For 5 years I gave my blood and sweat for Congress.Leadership in Haryana has been destroyed. We’ve been dedicated to the Party. Why give tickets to those who’ve recently joined and criticised Cong earlier.” ” The ticket for Sohna assembly seat was sold for Rs 5 Crores. We will fix the situation. If ticket distribution has been unfair then how those who have been chosen will win,” he questioned.
In a bid to end factionalism in the party ahead of Assembly polls in Haryana, the Congress last month named Kumari Selja chief of its state unit, replacing Tanwar, and appointed Hooda as chairperson of the election management committee. Hooda had openly come out against Tanwar, who is known to be close to Rahul Gandhi and had been state unit chief since 2014.
Tanwar’s remarks came ahead of the release of the list of nominees by the party for the Assembly polls.