The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Sunday once again expressed discontentment over the distribution of tickets for the upcoming assembly elections in the national capital. They protested outside BJP office in New Delhi, holding placards, critical of party's Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari.
The demonstration outside saffron party office comes just a day after protests were held in many constituencies, with one group from Delhi Cantt protesting outside party working president JP Nadda's residence demanding ticket for their leader.
The BJP had declared its candidates for 57 Assembly segments on Friday.
However, the party, which is yet to announce candidates for 13 seats, including Delhi Cantt, played down the protests, saying it is a "natural reaction" and asserted that its leaders and workers will fight the election unitedly.
The remaining candidates of the BJP and its alliance partner Siromani Akali Dal are expected to be announced on soon, possibly on Sunday. Nomination for February 8 polls will close on January 21.
Protests were held by some party workers from Model Town and Gandhi Nagar constituencies where BJP has fielded former AAP MLAs Kapil Mishra and Anil Bajpai respectively.
Workers from Gandhi Nagar assembled at Delhi BJP office. Supporters of a ticket contender in Rithala constituency also met party leaders registering their protest over denial of ticket to their leader.
Convener of Delhi BJP's media committee for Assembly elections Ashok Goyal said that the protests were "immediate" reaction, but the party leaders were pacifying the disgruntled workers and leaders.
"They are part of the family and such reaction is natural after ticket distribution. The BJP is a disciplined party and everyone is united to work for party's victory in the elections," Goyal said.
The BJP is pitted against the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress in a triangular contest for the 70 seats. Results of the polls will be out on February 11.
(With inputs from agencies)
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