In a meeting with Congress leaders of the Bilaspur Sadar Congress at Indira Bhawan, convened by central observer Kamal Kant Sharma to get a feedback from the local leaders for the allocation of the party ticket, marred with the chaos as party leaders creates total anarchy in the meeting.
The bone of contention among the local leaders was a leader who had recently resigned his central post and was a claimant for the party ticket from this constituency. Supporters of former MLA Tilak Raj Sharma, who had lost his security deposit in the elections as the party candidate, blamed a youth leader for his defeat.
Many leaders were angry over an order of the block committee that only “pass holders” would be allowed entry into the meeting hall to maintain peace and order. They alleged that this was a clever attempt to “highjack the meeting” so that a “particular leader” could be projected as the most suitable candidate from this constituency.
There was complete anarchy at the meeting with uproarious scenes being witnessed which prompted the central observer to leave the meeting hall. It was only later that senior leaders prevailed upon the warring factions and order was restored and the meeting started again.
There are many claimants to the party ticket from this constituency and all of them are at daggers drawn. The Congress observer clarified that he had not come here to allot the ticket as this would be done by the party high command. He made clear that he was here to listen to the party workers and get a feedback from them and to aware the party high command about the ground realities.