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MCD polls 2017: Congress leader AK Walia offers to resign over irregularities in ticket distribution

Walia Expressed His Anguish, Saying That He Had Been Working For Party For Years And Now A Few Outsiders Have Been Given Tickets. He Said He Is Being Unheard.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 03 Apr 2017, 02:27:37 PM

New Delhi :

Former Delhi minister A K Walia on Monday offered to resign from Congress party, alleging that tickets have been sold for MCD polls.

Walia expressed his anguish, saying that he had been working for party for years and now a few outsiders have been given tickets. He said he is being unheard.

"I have written a letter to Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken, complaining against irregularities and violation of party rules in ticket distribution and if things do not change, I will quit the party," Walia told a news agency.

According to sources, Walia, who served as a state minister in the Sheila Dikshit government, was unhappy over party cancelling the ticket given to a woman candidate and replacing her with another candidate for the April 23 MCD elections.

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Several other Congress leaders have alleged irregularities in ticket distribution with former Deputy Speaker and three-time MLA Amrish Singh Gautam on Monday quitting party and joining the BJP.

Former Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely said it is the duty of state president to ensure all stay together.

Backing Walia, former Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit also joined the chorus, saying that Delhi Congress has not done appropriate with senior party leaders. ( With PTI Inputs)

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First Published : 03 Apr 2017, 01:36:00 PM

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