MC election based on individual standings – party has minimal influence: Experts
Chandigarh: This time during the MC election, the two arch rivals may find it tough to tackle the rebels. They may eat up the vote bank damaging both the parties. The rebels have already started raising their heads in congress as well as BJP.
The left out factions from BJP have announced to form their own party and contest the elections under the banner. However BJP president Sanjay Tandon said that he is making efforts to unit all such rebels and pacify them to support the party decision and emerge victorious.
Tandon said, “We are already holding talks with those not satisfied with distribution of tickets. We have no problem with 15 wards but in the balance 6 wards we are holding face to face talks to bring about the parity with others. We will manage the rebels.”
The rebels in Congress party have already raised their heads prior to the official declaration of the candidates list by the Congress. The candidates have declared to contest as independent.
In Congress, Tarsem Mittal from ward number 18 (Sector 27, 28 and 30) has declared to contest as independent candidate. Mittal said, “I have been religiously working in my ward as well as standing shoulder to shoulder with Congress leaders but at the nick of time they have axed me out and denied the ticket. So I decided to contest elections independently and prove my worth by winning from my ward.”
Former incharge of colonies and BJP office bearer, Dalip Sharma, said, “Sanjay Tandon is acting a dictator and not deciding on win-ability. From ward number 19 he has declared the name of Raj Kishore who had already lost in previous elections and in 2006 he also lost to Sarita Sharma, one of my family members. Now I have decided to contest independently and along with me 900 active members have resigned from BJP.”
Another contender Shiv Kumar Sharma, aspiring to contest from ward number 18 said that he was shocked when name of Saurab Joshi was announced from the ward. “He is an outsider and never worked in ward number 18. We have been working religiously and now have been denied the ticket. Now I
will contest independent and will win to show that Sanjay Tandons anti BJP factions.”
Similarly Ashwani Kumar, who was seeking ticket from ward no 20 said, they have given ticket to person, who is not even known in the sector. Sanjay Tandon has completely ignored our local leaders and has decided to contest independently.
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