Dehradun: Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and senior Congress leader ND Tiwari’s sudden political activity against the party candidates in the state politics has forced the Congress high command to send the state Congress in-charge Virender Singh to manage the old leader.

Singh arrived here on Monday night to check party bickering. He met Tiwari at the latter’s residence at Anant Van. Singh was accompanied by a Tiwari loyalist.

During the meeting, they arrived at a consensus that Tiwari loyalists should be given priority in distribution of party tickets in Sahaspur region.

Singh assured Tiwari, “I will apprise party high command about your grievances.”

Tiwari’s decision compounded the problem of the Congress which is yet to finalise the names of party candidates for the 70 Assembly seats.

Tiwari supporters have announced to contest on all the 70 seats under the banner of Nirantar Vikas Samiti.

A tea party by Tiwari on the occasion of New Year witnessed huge number of disgruntled Congress leaders. On the occasion Tiwari said, “I am not going to contest the Assembly polls. I wish victory of clean and honest candidates cutting across the partly lines.”

On the other hand, the Congress is going to release the names of party candidates soon after party president Sonia Gandhi’s rally on Wednesday at Haldwani.

Spokesperson of NVS, Major (Retired) Kharat Sharma said, “Our organisation will release the names of party candidates on January 7.”

More importantly eunuch Rajani, who made political presence felt in Municipal Corporation polls, met Tiwari. Rajani expressed desire to contest from either Jaipur or Cant Assembly seat.

JPN/Bureau