The tape record of alleged Congress leader Ashok Chawan shows everything is not right in Maharastra Congress.The leaked phone conversation between party chief Ashok Chavan and a distraught worker has gone viral.
Ashok Chavan has not denied that the voice is indeed his and he admits there is major discontent over the Chandrapur seat for which candidate was declared this morning.In the leaked conversation Chawan clearly says that he is not okey with the present situation and he has a mental state that he wants to resign.
All this on a day when the party held a press conference to formally announce its seat sharing agreement with Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and 54 other parties and pressure groups.
In the conversation,The worker is heard telling Mr Chavan “Who is Mukul Wasnik? You are handling entire Maharashtra.” To this Ashok Chavan replies, “I know but no one wants to listen to me. I have also tried. I am also in such a mental state that I want to resign. You tell Mukul Wasnik that.”
He alleges that Mukul Vasnik contibute little to the state Congress although tries to highly influence the party here.
After the tape went viral,asked about the conversation, he never tried to deny the authenticity of the conversation and Mr Chavan said, “If it is a sting operation I do not bother about that. Of course there is discontent in the Chandrapur seat which we are examining the situation. There are sentiments expressed by our workers in the Chandrapur district so we are trying to resolve the issue. If there is a conversation it is between me and my party worker, I don’t feel the need to discuss these issues in the public domain. I am the president of the party here. It is my responsibility to ensure that the people who are there in the district are fully satisfied. I have assured them that we will take care of the issue and see what can be done.”
In Maharashtra,the Congress and NCP will fight on 24 and 20 seats respectively. The remaining four will go to smaller parties including Raju Shetti’s farmers’ pressure group which was with the BJP in 2014.