Ranchi: The announcement of Congress candidate’s name for Jamshedpur by-election witnessed a strong resentment here at the party headquarters, as the supporters of another faction had created ruckus.

The party had decided to field MLA Banna Gupta in the by-election of prestigious Jamshedpur parliamentary seat.

Irked over the development, the party high command constituted KN Jha-led disciplinary committee which had submitted its report to the leadership but the report is now gathering the dust.

Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) president Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu had also lashed out at Union Tourism Minister Subodhkant Sahai over this issue.

In its report, the disciplinary committee had blamed a particular faction for the entire mess.

As per the sources in the Congress headquarters, that particular faction has blessings of one high profile leader. Therefore, taking any action against them will create ripples in the party.

KN Jha said, “I had been given the responsibility of probe into the matter. I took views of all the leaders in this regard. I have sent back the report to the party high command which is empowered to take action against them.”  

JPN/Bureau