Hyderabad: Denied of BJP tickets, aspirants stage protest
Aspirants alleges that those working for the party for the last 30 years, and for generations were denied tickets and those who have come from other parties were given the party ticket
Hyderabad: The State BJP intending to field its candidates in all the 150 candidates had received applications from the aspirants in more than 1:3 ratio for almost all the divisions in the city.
Facing a tough task the party has released its candidates to minimize the rebels' problems. Accordingly, it had released names of 129 candidates till Saturday releasing four lists. Several candidates have filed their nominations hoping to get the party ticket and the total number of candidates' claimed to contest on behalf BJP has touched 575.
Early on, the local leaders and cadre aspiring ticket from Goshamahal has staged a protest at the State BJP headquarters against the party's choice of candidate. They alleged that those working for the party for the last 30 years, and for generations were denied tickets and those who have come from other parties were given the party ticket.
The party released name of 15 candidates in its fifth list and name of three candidates in the sixth list. This led to the disappointing BJP cadre in Kukatpally smashed the party's office furniture in Kukatpally and Qutubullapur.
Angry party workers staged protests accusing the party leadership of letting down carrying the party flag for years. Local leaders in Hydernagar have expressed their disappointment over the party giving a ticket to a sitting corporator resigned to TRS and joined BJP to contest in the elections.