Now Bhati-Meena go rebellious in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Nov 15 (UNI) After scion of Bharatpur royal family Jat leader Vishwendra Singh, Rajput leader and Tourism Minister Devi Singh Bhati and Meena strongman and former Minister Kirodi Lal Meena have also taken rebellious gestures over "wrong" allotment of the BJP tickets for the December 4 Assembly polls in Rajasthan.

Mr Bhati had returned into the saffron party's fold earlier this year and was inducted into the Cabinet in July.

He has expressed his dismay over the allotment of party tickets to "wrong candidates, on the cost of dedicated party workers" on some seats in and around Bikaner.

The Rajput leader, who has been re-fielded by the ruling party from his traditional Kolayat seat in Bikaner district, has said in Bikaner last evening that besides filing papers on behalf of the BJP, he would also file additional sets of nomination as an Independent.

Mr Bhati said, "If the tickets allotted to wrong candidates are not changed by the party by November 17, I may go to any extent".

Meanwhile, former Food and Civil Supply Minister Kirodi Lal Meena's supporters had been protesting for several days, against allotment of party tickets to candidates of rival group in Dausa and other adjoining Meena dominated districts.

Unhappy over ignorance of his views and demand, Dr Meena has openly challenged the party yesterday by fielding his wife Golma Devi in Mahuwa(ST) constituency as Independent against former MP and party nominee Usha Meena.

Elsewhere in the state, the discontent over tickets allotment was still persisting among partyworkers. Former party MP Gangaram Koli and former MLA Rewati Lal Koli have resigned from the party to contest election as an Independent from Bayana and Weir constituencies in Dholpur district.

Former Deputy Speaker Hira Singh Chauhan, who wanted party ticket from Beawar has also resigned to contest as Independent. Sitting MP from Ajmer Rasa Singh Rawat and several others also expressed their dissatisfaction over allotment of tickets in their respective areas.

In Congress too, the discontent over allotment of tickets was still there, but that was now weaning out.


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