The struggle for supremacy going on between two Congress ministers from Kangra, GS Bali and Sudhir Sharma, has now spread to the party's youth wing.
The newly elected officer-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress on Thursday covertly hit out at Sharma, accusing him of interfering in the recently concluded elections of the organisation and pressuring the delegates to vote against certain candidates.
A faction of the state and district youth Congress leaders led by outgoing vice-president RS Bali, son of transport minister GS Bali, while addressing a press conference here, said, “Some leaders are working against the vision of AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who instilled democracy in the organisation.”
“It was shocking that a “parachute” Congress leader of a neighbouring assembly segment and on the top post in the government had approached people to cast vote against certain leaders, including me,” said Neetu Choudhary, who was elected as new president of Kangra-Chamba Lok Sabha segment.
She, however, refused to name the leader stating that it would be against party interests. She said in Kangra Chamba Lok Sabha, she was elected president by securing 1,005 votes against 419 votes secured by her nearest rival Sunil Sharma, who was supported by the said leader.
She said Rahul took up the task to revamp the IYC through internal elections and bring forth the hidden talent of activists from the lower strata of society.