Mukerian, December 8
Infighting in the Mukerian unit of Congress came to the fore on Wednesday when some Congress leaders called a meeting and urged the party high command to give party ticket to anyone but sitting MLA Indu Bala.
Later, led by district vice-president Tarsem Manhas, they also addressed the media, alleging her and her son of ignoring the party workers and benefiting the sand mafia. They said if Congress wants to retain the seat from Mukerian, ticket should not be given to the sitting MLA or any of her family member.
They said ever since she took over the command of Mukerian as an MLA, illegal mining had become rampant due to which the common people have the perception that the mining mafia has the patronage of the MLA. They even alleged that the mafia raj in the sand mining business was more rampant during the Congress rule.
They alleged that the corruption is going on in full swing in government offices, due to which the general public was suffering. They alleged that drugs were being promoted in the area and false cases being registered against innocent people, due to which people have lost faith in her. They warned that if party high command gave ticket to the sitting MLA or her family member, they will field an honest candidate as Independent and work for the defeat of Indu Bala.
Indu Bala refuted the charges saying: “Their allegations hold no reality. All are our respected companions. Sometimes there is a misunderstanding. We will sit together and resolve the mutual differences. I am developing the area without discrimination and my whole focus is on it”.
Bala is the wife of ex-MLA Rajneesh Babbi, who won in 2017 but passed away owing to illness. Bypoll was held in October 2019 and Bala won with a thin margin of 3,440 votes from BJP’s Jangi Lal Mahajan. SAD has fielded its youth leader Sarabjot Sabi from the seat.
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