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Revolt in Congress on Rupnagar seat in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Rupnagar 

party today faced revolt by local leaders who opposed the ticket given to Barinder Dhillon while calling him an outsider.

After a meeting with Legislature Party leader Charanjit Singh Channi here, all officer bearers of the party headed by District Committee (DCC) president Tinku handed over their resignations to Channi.

The DCC office bearers have given party an ultimatum till January 16 to change the candidate or face consequences.

Tinku said all 15 members of DCC who were keen to get party ticket had taken oath in the presence of Channi that they would support anyone among the 15 fielded by party but would not allow an outsider.

Ashok Wahi, former President- Ropar MC said that if ticket of Dhillon was not cancelled, he will contest as an independent.

Dhillon is considered close to chief and is a former Panjab University leader.

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 17:42 IST