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Thursday 17 August 2017
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Ticket Denial: Una block Congress quits, spurs revolt in Jwalamukhi and Dehra

Infuriated over the denial the ticket to state Congress spokesperson and former legislator OP Rattan, Una block Congress president Nishan Singh and his team resigned from the all party post.

Block Congress member refused to work for Satpal Raizada. Meanwhile, it is learned that Rattan held a meeting with his supporters at his residence. He was contemplating his resignation from the Congress after consulting the workers.

This dissidence can cost the Congress, Party official nominee has lost twice from Una and with rebellious from Rattan, and it can make Raizada’s campaign more difficult against BJP President Satpal Satti. Rattan is the senior most Congress leader in the constituency. In case he resigns, it may make the cake walk for Satpal Satti.

Like Una State Congress is facing dissidence in Dehra and Jwalamukhi constituency as well as block Congress representatives have threaten to resign along with their supporters in case the party does not reconsider its decision to change candidates.

The Congress MLA from Pragpur, Yog Raj, has announced to contest the Assembly elections from Dehra as an Independent. Yog Raj alleged that he had become the victim of a conspiracy hatched by a section of Congress leaders.

Yog Raj directly blamed former Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee chief Viplove Thakur for denying him the party ticket. He planned a meeting of workers in Dehra tomorrow to exhibit his strength in the area.

In Jwalamukhi block Congress President Nardev Kanwar has threatened to resign over party ticket to Sanjay Rattan. Kanwar vented his ire against state Congress president Virbhadra Singh; he alleged that Virbhadra Singh has adjusted his.

He also indicates to fight election as an independent candidate. Nardev Kanwar is consider close confident to Kaul Singh and during his stint as state president, Kanwar was promoted to the post of block Congress president. His chances received a jolt when Kaul Singh was removed as state party president.

Kanwar had also been claiming the ticket on the plea that with delimitation, the percentage of the Rajput vote bank in Jwalamukhi had increased considerably.

Jwalamukhi is considered the bastion of Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ramesh Dhawala, who was elected from here thrice consecutively. If Kanwar decides to contest as an Independent, the going is likely to get tough for the Congress.



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