Resentment brew over Cong list ; Gehlot terms it "Balanced"

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Jaipur, Oct 30(UNI) The resentment over denial of tickets to some Congress aspirants precipitated in ugly scenes at different places including Bhilwara, Kota and Sriganganagar even as AICC General Secretary and former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot termed it as "balanced".

The first list of 116 candidates was released by the party last night.

According to reports reaching here, a group of people stormed into the Bhilwara DCC office last night, broke widow panes and doors and some other property in the premises. It also burnt a carpet.

Similar scenes were witnessed in the party Kota office this morning.

A report from Sriganganagar said party workers in Anoopgarh and Pillibanga constituencies protested the allotment of the party tickets to "undeserving aspirants".

A group of assailants had also smashed glass door and damaged other properties at the party state headquarters here two days ago.

Meanwhile, party leader and former Chief Minister Mr Gehlot has expressed his satisfaction over the first list of party candidates and said by and large the list was good blend of experienced and freshers.

He said "such exercise obviously is bound to leave some people disappointed but we will try to hear genuine grievances from people concerned".

Mr Gehlot also heard submissions from a number of delegations of party workers who had thronged his residence here today.


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