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Congress activists unhappy over Sanjay Nirupam’s candidature

india Updated: Apr 05, 2009 15:41 IST

Congress activists from Mumbai North parliamentary seat have voiced their displeasure over the choice of Sanjay Nirupam as the party candidate to take on BJP heavyweight Ram Naik.

The voices of protest includes long time MLA from Kandivali P U Mehta.

Talking to PTI, he scotched speculations and he along with ten corporators from the Kandivali area have tendered their resignations in protest.

“We have expressed our displeasure and protest to Mumbai unit congress president Kripashankar SIngh. However, we have decided to go by the decision of the party leadership to nominate Nirupam and will work for his victory,” he said.

Six constituencies in Mumbai and four in neighbouring Thane district will go to polls in the third phase on April 30.

The Congress is already facing problems of rebellion in majority of the 26 seats it is contesting.

Nirupam was fielded by the congress after actor Govinda who won the 2004 elections against Naik with a huge margin opted out of the race. There was also displeasure in the constituency among party workers that the actor was inaccessible after his victory.