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Denied tickets, aspirants set fire to DCC office in Bihar

Alleging that candidates were being chosen in an arbitrary fashion for seven assembly seats in Nalanda district, a group of Congress workers on Friday set on fire the District Congress Committee (DCC) office.

The disgruntled workers stormed the DCC office, located at Rajendra Ashram compound, and vandalised furniture before setting them on fire, police said. By the time Deputy SP Mustaqib Ahmed and SDO Amresh Kumar Amar reached the spot, the entire property at the DCC office was totally gutted.

The Congress workers were annoyed at the nomination of Vashundhara Devi from the Harnaut assembly seat claiming she was still a ruling JD(U) card holder and member of the 20-point programme implementation committee.

Captain Shahid and Bablu Kumar, aspirants of ticket from Harnaut seat, alleged that the selected candidates had bribed senior leaders for tickets. The duo further charged the Congress leadership with being dictated to by the JD(U) in selection of candidates apparently to bolster the electoral prospects of the ruling party nominees.

DCC President Ashok Kumar Singh said a case will be lodged with the police in connection with the acts of vandalism and arson.

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