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Opposition on denial of tickets momentary, says Amarinder

india Updated: Jan 07, 2012 20:09 IST

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Seeking to downplay opposition from some party leaders due to denial of party tickets, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that the reactions were momentary and things would settle down soon.

"I don't see any rebellion. Initial reactions take place and things should settle down soon," Amarinder told a press conference here.

The state Congress was facing opposition from some leaders, including PCC chief's brother Malvinder Singh, who were denied tickets for the January 30 state Assembly polls.

The party had on January 5 announced candidates for 114 seats.

Asked how the party intends to tackle the revolt it faces, Amarinder said, "Party has formed a team which would be moving around and talking to the disgruntled leaders."

"I will also be meeting some (of these leaders). But by and large I don't anticipate any trouble," he said.

"For the first time, central election committee of the Congress held meeting for four days in a row. Every aspect was carefully considered and each matter was discussed at Congress President's level and entire senior leadership of the party was present in these meetings."