BJP faces rebellion in Modi's constituency

BJP faces rebellion in Modi's constituency

Hundreds of BJP workers on Friday staged a demonstration before state BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya in protest against denial of party nominations to senior and loyal leaders from Assembly seats in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 Angry workers also stormed Maurya’s press conference and   demanded a change of party nominees from some seats in the district though Maurya made it clear that there would be no change.

BJP workers were disappointed by the denial of a ticket to Shyamdeo Roy Chowdhary, seven-time party legislator from Varanasi South Assembly seat.

Maurya visited Chowdhary’s residence in a bid to placate them. “Chowdhary is a senior leader...we will accord him due respect,” he added.

Chowdhary, however, said that he felt “humiliated” as he was not even “consulted” before refusal of nomination. 

BJP workers also held a demonstration before the party headquarters in the state capital on Friday to register their protest over selection of outsiders and turncoats as party nominees in the upcoming Assembly polls.

Angry workers also stormed Maurya’s press conference and demanded a change of party nominees from some seats in Varanasi district.

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