Several disgruntled Aam Aadmi Party workers in Hisar, Haryana protested against its chief Arvind Kejriwal for allotting party ticket to former IAS officer Yudhvir Singh Khayalia from Hisar Lok Sabha seat.
The party workers burnt posters of AAP leaders Manish Sisodia, Yogendra Yadav and Kejriwal last evening, after the party had earlier in the day announced a second list of 30 candidates for the general elections.
Notably, Hisar and Bhiwani are Kejriwal’s home district.
AAP workers had gathered outside the party office at Rishi Nagar on Thursday and expressed their resentment. They raised slogans against the party and its leaders for allotting ticket to Khayalia, who was recently inducted into the party.
They accused the party high command of ignoring old party leaders and workers and also lodged complaints against the allotment of party ticket to Khayalia, demanding cancellation of the ticket. The workers also said they would oppose Khayalia in the election.
Khayalia had resigned from the post of Commissioner Hisar Division on February 9 and later joined AAP.
Birla said her campaign this time is “very similar” to the last time.