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LS Polls: 400 Congress Workers Resign from Party in Rajasthan’s Nagaur

Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) – Nearly 400 Congress party workers in Rajasthan have resigned, leading to a crisis within the party. The workers resigned following the formation of an alliance with the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) on the Nagaur Lok Sabha seat, which was left vacant for the RLP candidate, Nagaur MP and RLP Chief Hanuman Beniwal.

The turmoil began when three Congress workers were suspended for allegedly campaigning in favor of BJP candidate Jyoti Mirdha, as per a complaint by Beniwal. The suspended leaders, including former MLA Bhararam, Kuchera Municipality Chairperson Tejpal Mirdha, and Sukharam Dodwadiya, protested the suspension by resigning from the party.

Tejpal Mirdha expressed his disappointment in a press conference, stating, “Congress formed an alliance with RLP without consent from the local state unit. Beniwal is trying to destroy the Congress in Nagaur. The high command has imposed this alliance on us, and we are collectively resigning in protest.”

He further criticized the leadership, saying, “Congress is no longer the same party; one person is running it as per his will. The party needs to understand that it is self-destructing in Rajasthan. We have been urging the District Congress President and the Rajasthan Congress in-charge to address the issues.”

In response to the suspensions, Varun Purohit, another Congress worker, dismissed the allegations as BJP propaganda, claiming that not all individuals in the crowd were party members. The situation highlights the growing internal rift within the Congress party in Rajasthan, raising concerns about the impact on its political standing in the region.

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