Dharampur Youth Congress President resigns

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Shimla, Dec 14: Dharampur Youth Congress President Jitender Singh Jamwal along with seven other office bearers and party activists in Chopal have resigned from the Congress, alleging wrong distribution of tickets.

Mr Jamwal said he along with seven other office bearers besides other party activists have resigned from the party, which had fielded former SFI state president Chandershekhar from the constituency. They have sent in their resignations to the state Youth Congress president and were now campaigning in favour of the party rebel candidate Natha Singh from the constituency, party sources said.

The Youth Congress activists accused the party of ignoring the claims of Mr Singh, who had been successful in carrying out development activities in Dharampur, over Mr Chandershekhar, who they alleged was relatively new in politics.

In Chopal constituency, following the expulsion of Mr Yogender Chander for anti-party activity by senior party leader R K Dhawan, the office bearers of Youth Congress, Farmers Cell and other activists have decided to resign enmasse from the party tomorrow.

Terming Mr Chander's expulsion from the party for six years as a ''wrong step in haste'', State's Youth Kissan Cell's secretary Ranveer Chauhan and Chopal Kissan Cell presdient said they along with pradhans and former pradhans of several villages have decided to resign from the party.

They said the office bearers and activits would hand over their resignations to Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee's (HPCC) president Viplove Thakur tomorrow.

Meanwhile, party's Kullu vice president Dharam Chand had put in his papers from the party' alleging that he was being ignored by the party.

He has handed over his resignation to district president Bhuvneshwar Gaur.


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