Not All is Well in Bihar Congress After Jha's Ascension in the Party Rank

BPCC president and other committee members honored at Sadaqat Ashram in Patna on Friday.

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Patna: After maintaining all was well within the state Congress in the aftermath of the appointment of Dr. Madan Mohan Jha as the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee's new president earlier this week, many of the senior leaders from Bihar were a no-show on Friday at an event at Sadaqat Ashram in Patna designed to formally welcome Jha and other new office-holders.

Patna: After maintaining all was well within the state Congress in the aftermath of the appointment of Dr. Madan Mohan Jha as the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee's new president earlier this week, many of the senior leaders from Bihar were a no-show on Friday at an event at Sadaqat Ashram in Patna designed to formally welcome Jha and other new office-holders.

Those who were conspicuous by their absence at today's event included Jha's predecessor Kaukab Qadri who had left town for Delhi to express his disappointment; Bihar Congress in-charge Shakti Singh Gohil, Sadanand Singh, and Premchand Mishra who were only a couple of days ago were saying that they were pleased with the appointment of Jha as the party president of the BPCC.

When asked about the reason of their absence, newly-appointed campaign committee chairperson Akhilesh Prasad Singh said that Gohil was under the weather and that is why he was unable to attend today's event. Qadri had some family business in Delhi so he had to leave. Premchand Mishra was in Hyderabad and Sadanand Singh was in Bhagalpur and was scheduled to be present at today's function but he could not come to Patna on time, he said.

Meanwhile, Jha, Singh and four other working committee chairpersons took charge of their new positions and pledged to strengthen the party before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

"Congress will soon regain its past glory in Bihar because we are going to expose the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that came into power by lying to the people. We will rid India of BJP by telling truth to the people," Jha said.

Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Ashok Kumar, Shyam Sundar Singh Dheeraj, Samir Singh, Shakeel Ahmed, and Virendra Rathore also spoke on the occasion.

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