Ambala BJP chief elected amid ruckus, confusion

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jan 01, 2016 12:40 IST
Jagmohan Kumar Lal (HT FILE PHOTO)

Amidst ruckus, confusion and after a lot of chaos, the district BJP unit elected Jagmohan Kumar Lal as its president after a meeting at Jain Bhawan on Thursday.

There were several names in the fray and over 200 workers owing allegiance to several names — minister Anil Vij; MP Rattan Lal Kataria , minister Naib Singh Saini had gathered for the meeting. Names of Sushil Aggarwal , Sanjay Sharma , Jagmohan and Chander Mohan Fauji were thought to be in the fray.

Former party president Atam Parkash Manchanda and senior leader Sanjay Bhatia had been appointed to conduct the election.

Finally, it was announced that Jagmohan would be the new president. However, at this there was complete chaos for 15 minutes.

It was only after Sanjay Bhatia clarified again that Jagmohan had been elected the president that sanity prevailed and Kataria, Manchanda, Saini, former MLAs Veena Chibber and Faquir Chand Aggarwal made a beeline to congratulate the new president.

In the melee, several mediapersons alleged that they had been beaten up.

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