Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: Resentment is brewing among the Congress aspirants over the denial of party tickets to contest in the elections in Karimnagar district.

Karimnagar Agricultural Market Committee chairman Y. Sunil Rao protested against the Congress party and burnt the effigy of Congress official nominee from Karimnagar Assembly segment Chalimeda Laxminarasimha Rao in Karimnagar town on Saturday night. Mr. Sunil Rao’s supporters raised slogans against the Congress official candidate and warned him that they would defeat him in the elections.

Mr. Sunil Rao had also threatened to contest the elections as an independent candidate from Karimnagar Assembly segment.

Joining rivals

Similarly, several other aspirants from all other Assembly segments have also raised a banner of revolt against the party and are planning to contest as rebels or join rival parties and contest elections.