A DAY after newly appointed Congress incharge for Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections Asha Kumari said that Congress leader Manish Tewari has no role in Chandigarh, the latter said that he would give an appropriate reply to it but at an appropriate time. “I have seen the statement and I will respond to it appropriately and at an appropriate time,” said Manish Tewari while talking to Chandigarh Newsline. Kumari’s statement has not gone down well with some Congress members who are from Manish Tewari’s camp.
Congress member Chandramukhi Sharma said that ignoring Tewari could damage the party and have a bearing on the party’s performance in the coming Municipal Corporation polls scheduled to be held in December.
“People will either lose the party or sit at home. It would be a one-sided affair totally. Ignoring Tewari would damage the party and have an impact on the poll results surely,” said Sharma.
Taking a dig at their party leader and former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal, Sharma said that he had been rejected by people of the city and rather the party should have got a new face.
On Saturday, Sharma also met Kumari with a delegation of around 100 workers. Sharma lamented that the senior leaders of the party were being ignored, and also registered his protest against the party for asking leaders to fill loyalty affidavit.
Kumari addressed the Congress workers on Saturday. She said that Tewari is a leader of Punjab and has no role in Chandigarh. The Chandigarh Congress is headed by Pardeep Chabbra, who belongs to the city.