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Cong offices vandalised over ticket distribution

Congress workers on Sunday set on fire the party office in Purnia and vandalised party office in Madhubani as protests against denial of nominations resonated throughout the state.

patna Updated: Oct 04, 2010 00:19 IST

Congress workers on Sunday set on fire the party office in Purnia and vandalised party office in Madhubani as protests against denial of nominations resonated throughout the state.

Supporters of a local Congress leader Salamat Ansari burnt the effigy of Meira Kumar, alleging she had used her influence with the party command for party ticket for her nephew Raj Shekhar from the Sasaram seat.

In Purnia, workers set on fire the party office to protest alleged “unfairness” in ticket distribution for the seats in the district.

Several fire tenders were pressed into service, police sources said.

No FIR has been registered in connection with the arson in Purnia, they said.

They also burnt the effigy of the AICC in-charge and Union minister Mukul Wasnik and shouted slogans alleging that “assembly tickets were sold to some candidates with deep pockets apparently at his bidding”.

The ruling JD(U)’s state office gate remained shut in the aftermath of a protest by the supporters of leaders losing out in the ticket distribution.