Revolt in BJP more serious than in Cong

In the run up to the January 30 assembly polls in Uttarakhand, both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have had their share of post-ticket distribution revolts but the saffron party seems to have suffered more.

According to sources, Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party are facing rebel candidates in about two dozen constituencies.

While Congress has not denied any ticket to its sitting MLA to avoid any rebellion, the ruling BJP has created a political storm by axing nearly 12 of the total 36 sitting MLAs from the poll race in the face of anti-incumbency.

Congress is facing not-so-severe rebellion in the party where leaders like former Animal Husbandry Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani are grumbling after being denied tickets.

However, former chief minister N D Tiwari, who was initially upset after being ignored by the party high command, managed to get two tickets for his nephew Manish Tiwari and OSD Aryender Sharma.

Unlike Congress, most of the BJP MLAs are now gearing up to upset the party's applecart at the hustings.

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