Dogra’s clout makes Congress stick to his son

After biting dust in neighbouring Mukerian in the Assembly elections,the Congress has decided to maintain dynasty rule in Dasuya and fielded Arun Dogra,son of former minister Ramesh Chander Dogra,for the bypoll.

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Published: June 20, 2012 3:45 am

After biting dust in neighbouring Mukerian in the Assembly elections,the Congress has decided to maintain dynasty rule in Dasuya and fielded Arun Dogra,son of former minister Ramesh Chander Dogra,for the bypoll. Ramesh had unsuccessfully contested the 2012 Assembly elections from Dasuya.

In the Mukerian Assembly polls,Congress had fielded an unknown face,Ajit Narang,by ignoring the claims of Rajneesh Kumar Bubby — the son of former minister and Speaker Dr Kewal Krishan. Bubby,who was the most eligible candidate and had an impressive hold in the constituency,contested the elections as an independent and defeated the sitting BJP minister.

Thus,taking no chance this time,Congress has declared Arun as its candidate for the Dasuya bypoll,considering the clout the family enjoys in the constituency. Moreover,the party did not want to attract a rebellion and appears to be playing the Hindu card,following the Akal Takth honouring Beant Singh assassin Balwant Singh Rajoana.

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