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AICC forms committee, clips PCC chief’s wings

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Published : Oct 12, 2018, 1:44 am IST
Updated : Oct 12, 2018, 1:44 am IST

The development comes in the wake of a purported audio clip in which two senior Congress leaders were heard bargaining for tickets.

All India Congress Committee
 All India Congress Committee

Bhopal: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Thursday constituted a core committee of Congress in Chhattisgarh to run party affairs ahead of the assembly elections in the state, scheduled to be held in two phases on November 12 and 20 this year, thus clipping wings of state Congress president Bhupesh Baghel.

The development comes in the wake of a purported audio clip in which two senior Congress leaders were heard bargaining for tickets for two assembly seats in Chhattisgarh for money, coming to surface last fortnight.

The purported audio clip suggested a conspiracy to drag the AICC secretary in-charge of Chhattisgarh P.L. Punia into a controversy by creating an impression that he was selling party tickets for the coming assembly elections in the state.

The seven-member core committee comprised Mr Punia, Mr Baghel, chairman of campaign committee of the state party Charan Das Mahant, Congress Legislature party leader T.S. Singh-deo, tribal leader Arvind Netam, woman leader Kamla Manhar and party MP Tamdradhwaj Sahu.

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