Jharkhand: Congress rebels want to meet Rahul Gandhi alone

Hariprasad had assured them that they would be allowed to meet the central leadership and a meeting was fixed for November 3 in New Delhi.

Written by Prashant Pandey | Ranchi | Updated: November 2, 2016 12:48 am

The rebel Congress MLAs in Jharkhand, who are demanding removal of state unit chief Sukhdeo Bhagat, want to meet party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the absence of any senior party leader from the state.

Congress MLAs Manoj Yadav, Irfan Ansari and few other leaders, including recently ousted party spokesperson Ajay Rai and youth wing leader Manas Sinha, have conveyed this to state in-charge B K Hariprasad.

“We have apprehensions that in the presence of senior party leaders from Jharkhand we would not be able to express our views clearly. Also, we feel that there would be an attempt on their part to show before the central leadership that things are alright in the state unit, which is not the case. We have conveyed our decision to our state in-charge (B K Hariprasad). We will be seeking another appointment so that we could meet in a free atmosphere,” said Rai.

Earlier, Hariprasad had assured them that they would be allowed to meet the central leadership and a meeting was fixed for November 3 in New Delhi.