Kohima, Jan 31: An irate mob, comprising the workers of the Tuensang District Congress, set the District Congress office building afire.
An official report received here today stated that the party workers were infuriated on allocation of Congress ticket to a candidate, who recently joined the party, and set the district office ablaze yesterday.
The Congress ticket was allocated to Legislator P Chuba Chang, who won the Tuensang Sadar-I constituency as an Independent candidate in the last Nagaland Assembly elections in 2003, party sources said.
Recently, he joined the Congress and the party allocated him the ticket to contest in the March 5 Assembly elections from the Tuensang Sadar-I constituency.
This infuriated a section of the Congress workers and they set the DCC building afire.
However, other members soon doused the flames and saved the building from further damage, the sources added.