Delhi election: Satish Upadhyay not to contest polls; supporters stage protest

New Delhi, Jan 20: The supporters of ther Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyaya staged protests outside the party's office in the national capital on Tuesday, Jan 20.

Massive protest erupted and clashes broke out between BJP workers, as there is an anger among the party supporters over distribution of tickets.


While talking to media persons, Upadhyaya said, "We have to fight elections under Kiran Bedi's leadership, says Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay."

On being asked whether he was denied the poll ticket to contest in the upcoming election, he clearly said, "I never demanded a ticket, It was my personal decision to not contest election, not upset at all."

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"I am a party president, if I contest then who will manage and organize political campaigns for my fellow candidates?", he said.

While putting up a brave face, Upadhyay said, "It was my decision not to contest and bring Kiran Bedi to lead party in Delhi, how can we oppose her?"

In an attempt to convey a mesaage that there is no dissent among the party members, Upadhyay said, "I have always maintained that I want to contest on all 70 seats. I have to ensure my party's success under Kiran ji's leadership", 

Protest also took place in support of another BJP leader Shikha Rai, who wasn't given the ticket.

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