Leaving Cong is ‘not a solution’: Sandeep Dikshit

New Delhi: As the Congress in Delhi plunged into a crisis ahead of the MCD elections, party leader Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday defended the top brass but stated that the turmoil is indicative of what is going wrong.

Dikshit told ANI that the manner in which Delhi Congress is running for the past few days is extremely worrisome.

“To leave a party is very saddening. Everyone could have differences, even I have. But leaving the Congress is not a solution.if a senior leader like him does something like this than it is very sad. It is not right to point fingers at the leadership. The turmoil in the Delhi Congress is indicative of what is wrong with the party everywhere,” he added.

Another Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee also attempted to downplay the ongoing row post former Delhi minister A.K. Walia threatening to quit the party and said that ticket distribution was made giving weightage to the grass-root level workers.

“After every ticket distribution, there is bound to be differences. There are about 10,498 applicants. Out of that only 272 had to be selected and for the first time a very transparent process of ticket distribution process have been adopted,” said Mukherjee.

“Not that the senior leaders were not consulted but the choice of the grass-root workers were given a lot of weightage. So, there is nothing to worry about,” she added.

A. K. Walia had yesterday offered to resign from the membership of Congress Party while stating that some of the tickets were given to ‘outsiders’ in his constituency.

Former Delhi legislator Amrish Gautam on Monday quit the Congress and joined the BJP.

Former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and former minister Haroon Yusuf have also expressed concern over functioning of Delhi Congress headed by Maken.