Congress party workers created ruckus during a meeting cum membership drive held at district headquarters in Kota on Thursday. During the District Congress Committee meeting, some members accused the District President of being ‘sidelined’ and ‘not being heard.’
According to a report, party workers are believed to have said that though there is a change in guard, party workers have failed to realize the same. Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) member Dr. Jaffer Mohammad lauded the party workers for their commendable performance in the assembly elections. He added their hard work ensured Shanti Kumar Dhariwal (MLA Kota North) and others registered wins during the 2018 state elections.
Later, PCC Secretary Naimuddin Guddu passed a contradictory statement suggesting that party workers did no work and the party did not win, albeit BJP lost the elections. In turn, he accused some party workers of accepting bribes from BJP to work against their own party. Claiming to have a recording of the same, he alleged, “One of the workers sitting here accepted Rs 50,000 bribe to work for the BJP during Lok Sabha elections. The truth revealed when I arranged a fake call to unravel his lies.”
Guddu further alleged that despite the Congress government in the state, they are not able to get a single soldier transferred. He claimed the representatives from Kota are also not meeting the public.
He alleged the Urban Development Minister is unable to pay attention to the party workers adding that Sangod MLA Bharat Singh and Pipalda MLA Ramnarayan Meena are failing to meet the workers of their respective areas. His statement created an uproar amongst the worker that continued unabated for a long time.
District President Ravindra Tyagi, however, managed to pacify the angry workers. He advised the workers and office-bearers to refrain from passing statements with potential to fuel more anger. Tyagi told the gathering that if they had grievances they should sort them in a personal capacity.
State General Secretary Pankaj Mehta, Former Mayor Ratna Jain, City Vice President Rakhi Gautam, and Aruna Bhargav amongst others attended the meet.
Tyagi however, came out to clarify there was no uproar in the meeting and what is being termed as ‘ruckus’ was indeed the ‘enthusiasm’ of the party workers. He pointed out that at times overenthusiastic office-bearers tend to have a slip of tongue and that meeting was very fruitful.