Bihar Cong leaders come to blows

All is not well within the Bihar Congress. Or so it seemed when faction-ridden Congressmen reportedly clashed with each other during a party meeting here on Monday.

A meeting of all the 27 MLAs, six MLCs and party delegates was convened at the Congress headquarters - Sadaquat Ashram - here to decide on the election of a new Bihar Congress president as well as make an appeal for elevating Rahul Gandhi as Congress president.

The meeting, chaired by working president Kaukab Kadri, who last month replaced Bihar Congress chief Ashok Choudhary, did pass a resolution for making Rahul as party chief, but the meet was reportedly marred by fisticuffs between two factions – one supporting the former party president and the other opposed to him.

Former Bihar Congress president Ashok Choudhary later walked out of the meeting in a huff and said some “outsiders” were trying to hijack the party.

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