Dehradun: The people are searching for their leaders seeking help to solve their problems but the Uttarakhand Congress leaders are said to be camping in Delhi seeking party tickets for the state assembly polls.

These leaders were also scheduled to meet Rahul Gandhi in Delhi but the meeting was cancelled. Now the meeting will take place on December 27.

The senior Congress leaders, including PCC president Yashpal Arya, Leader of the Opposition Harak Singh Rawat, deputy leader of the opposition Tilak Raj Behad, ex-minister Indira Hirdesh and even party MPs like Satpal Maharaj, Vijay Bahuguna, state youth Congress president Anand Singh are camping in Delhi either to seek tickets for themselves or to lobby for their near and dear ones.

The party headquarters in the state is deserted as all the office bearers are busy in luring senior leaders in Delhi to help them get ticket to contest the assembly polls.

The general public and party cadres who visit the senior leaders at the office for help in getting their work done are finding it difficult to approach them.

The party cadres, serving the party for years, and seeking an assembly ticket have no one to meet in the party office as all leaders have flown to the National Capital to seek favour from senior leaders  in Delhi.

Some party activists are even complaining that their senior leaders are not even picking up their phones.

The leaders are camping in Delhi since December 23, a day before the Election Commission announced the poll schedule for the five states.

JPN/Bureau