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  Metros   Mumbai  22 Feb 2017  Congress men roll sleeves for post election war

Congress men roll sleeves for post election war

THE ASIAN AGE. | AMEY TIRODKAR
Published : Feb 22, 2017, 1:25 am IST
Updated : Feb 22, 2017, 6:32 am IST

Mr Nirupam’s comments indicate he is set to blame Mr Kamat and a few others for outcome of BMC elections.

Sanjay Nirupam
 Sanjay Nirupam

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Council (BMC) elections are over and still results are not out, but it looks as if it’s time for an all out war for Mumbai Congress leaders. Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam has indicated that he is going to expose a few party colleagues who have not worked for the party whereas, former Member of Parliament (MP) and senior leader of party Gurudas Kamat on the voting day itself, has requested the party high command to look into his complaints against Mr Nirupam.

Tuesday was the voting day for BMC elections, but for Congress, it was a day to lodge complaints against each other. Talking to The Asian Age, Mr Nirupam indicated that he is going to attack a few Congress leaders about how they had not worked in the party’s interest in this election. “In next two days, I will speak everything in detail. Wait till then. Some leaders have worked against the party,” said Mr Nirupam.

Mr Nirupam’s comments indicate he is set to blame Mr Kamat and a few others for outcome of BMC elections. Almost anticipating this move by Mr Nirupam, sources close to Mr Kamat said, “Mr Kamat has requested the party high command to look into the matter raised by him against Mr Nirupam and Mohan Prakash about their style of functioning and particularly ticket distribution in city”.

These are the indications that though results are not out yet, the knives are out against each other in Mumbai Congress. Both Mr Nirupam and Mr Kamat spoke out against each other till the date of filing nominations. The Congress high command had even sent senior leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda to broker peace between them, but he, too, could not succeed. Mr Kamat had even withdrawn from campaigning but had to change his stand later after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi sent him a stern warning. The internal bickering in Congress had died down for a few days of campaign but now, with the polls over, the patience of leaders has snapped and it’s now time for war.

Tags: bmc, sanjay nirupam, bmc elections, gurudas kamat
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)