Supporters of Cong leader Jayshree Panwar vandalise DPCC office

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New Delhi, Nov 11: In a sign of discontentment in ranks of the Congress over selection of candidates for the November 29 Assembly polls in the state, the office of the Delhi Pradesh Congress committee was vandalised by supporters of party leader and former Mayor Jayshree Panwar after she was ignored in the apportioning of tickets.

Soon after the Congress released its second list of 22 candidates for the Assembly polls last evening, supporters of Ms Panwar damaged the party office in protest against the party giving a ticket to former MCD councillor Jitender Kocchar from Greater Kailash Assembly segment ignoring the claims of Ms Panwar.

The angry supporters of Ms Panwar also damaged the car of DPCC president Jai Prakash Agarwal which was parked in the DPCC premises.

Party sources said the supporters of Ms Panwar were angry that despite her name doing the rounds for the Greater Kailash seat, Mr Kocchar was nominated for the seat.

There has been a lot of controversy around selection of the candidate for Greater Kailash seat from where the BJP's chief Ministerial candidate Vijay Kumar Malhotra is contesting.

Though the name of Mr Kocchar figured in the list of 53 finalised by the Congress before Diwali, the nomination for the seat was kept on hold when the party released its 1st list of 48 candidates for the polls last week.

Party sources said Mr Kocchar was given the ticket as he is a favourite of Mr Aggarwal.

Finally, the second list of 22 party candidates for the Assembly polls, including the Greater Kailash seat, was released last evening, just a day before the last date of filing of nominations for the Assembly polls.

UNI

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