Congress MLA and former minister Abdul Jalil Mastan has accused the party’s state in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil and other senior functionaries of “selling tickets”.
He added: “Our in-charge (Gohil) distributed tickets on the basis of money. There is a need of complete overhaul of Bihar Congress and I think Rahul Ji would take some action soon.”
Mastan, the former excise minister, also said giving ticket to Bihar Congress campaign committee chairman Akhilesh Prasad Singh’s son Akash Prasad via Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP was an unethical act.
“Party should take action against these people as per rules and regulations of the party,” Mastan told a new channel.
Akhilesh’s 27-year old son Aakash Prasad Singh contested on an RLSP ticket from Purvi Champaran parliamentary constituency and was defeated by BJP’s Radha Mohan Singh by a margin 2,93,648 votes.
Bihar Congress spokesperson Rajesh Rathore also said questions are being raised against some people, who put the “interest of their sons” ahead of party’s interest.
“The party is going through a bad phase and we find ourselves at the back foot when questions are being asked why Putra-Moh (interest of the son) was put ahead of party’s interest. We should all consider our party as our mother and when the mother is happy then the children will obviously remain happy,” said Rathore.