New Delhi: In order to quell the ongoing political wrangling among the senior leaders over ticket distribution in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls 2012 and to boost the morale of party workers, Congress general secretary  Rahul Gandhi has himself taken the initiative in this regard.

Several Congress parliamentarians have expressed their anger over the denial of party tickets to members backed by them. Party MPs PL Punia, Rajaram Pal, Kamal Kishore ‘Commander’, Zafar Ali Naqvi, Anu Tandon and Harsh Vardhan apprised Gandhi of their grievances.

The disgruntled parliamentarians claimed, “We are not being consulted before finalizing the party candidates for the UP 2012 elections.”

The Congress scion assured them of giving preference to their suggestions in the ticket distribution. It remains to be seen whether their suggestions have been incorporated in the selection of the candidates or not.

According to such parliamentarians, UP Congress Committee President Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Congress legislative party leader Pramod Tiwari, party In-charge Digvijay Singh and the rest member of screening committee have given preference to other factors rather than stressing on finding suitable candidates.

A parliamentarian on ground of anonymity said, “The responsibility and accountability should be fixed for the so-called influential leaders. They should be given responsibility for securing the victory of candidates on at least 25 assembly seats in their allotted segments.”

(JPN/Bureau)