Cong MLA takes away chairs from party office for denying ticket

Aurangabad: Apparently showing his displeasure over denial of a seat for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Congress MLA Abdul Sattar Tuesday took away around 300 chairs from the local party office here in Central Maharashtra with the help of his supporters.

Silod MLA, Sattar stated that he resigned from the party and laid a claim that the chairs belonged to him.

The local Congress unit called a joint meeting with ally NCP at its office `Gandhi Bhawan’ in Shahgunj, following which, the MLA reportedly took away the chairs. Due to which, the meeting was hosted at NCP.

The decision of giving an opportunity for MLC Subash Zhambad in his place, irked the prominent Congress leader in his district.

His supporters removed the chairs even before the meeting was about to begin at the Gandhi Bhawan.

Speaking to PTI, Sattar said, “Yes the chairs were mine and we were providing them for Congress meetings. Now I have left the party so took my chairs back. Those who got the candidature should make arrangements for the campaign.”

Seeking to downplay the incident, Zhambad said, “Sattar might be in need of chairs so he took them away. We are not disappointed. Sattar is still in the Congress as his resignation has not been accepted yet.”