Youth Congress president Rizwan Arshad is reportedly upset with the party top brass for not giving him a ticket to contest besides not entertaining demand of the Youth Congress to give at least 15 seats to its cadre.
Sources said that Rizwan had asked for a ticket from either Naraismharaja in Mysore or Hebbal Assembly constituency in Bangalore.
The Congress leaders ruled out Narasimharaja as Tanvir Sait is the sitting MLA representing the seat there while it reportedly favoured Rehaman Sharief, grandson of former Union minister CK Jaffer Sharief in Hebbal.
In the past all youth Congress state presidents have been given tickets, including DB Chandre Gowda, KJ George, Saleem Ahamed and Dinesh Gundurao among others, sources said, adding that this was the first time that a youth Congress president has been denied a ticket to contest the Assembly polls.
Sources said that the Congress top leaders finalising the candidates also didn’t entertain his request to at least give representation to the Youth Congress cadre. It is said that names of MLA Priya Krishna, Priyank Kharge son of Union Minister Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Singh son of former chief minister Dharam Singh are being considered tickets under the youth Congress quota.
Rizwan is said to have expressed his desire to quit as the youth Congress president after meeting Indian Youth Congress general secretary Biswajit Mohanty.