A day after former Delhi minister A.K. Walia threatened to quit the party while expressing his displeasure over denying tickets in the MCD polls to those having strong support on the ground, the Congress Party on Tuesday attempted to downplay the issue and said these are initial hiccups which will be sorted out after proper consultation and discussion.
Expressing confidence over the functioning of Delhi Congress headed by former union minister Ajay Maken, party leader Shakeel Ahmed told ANI that Walia is a senior and efficient leader.
"These are initial hiccups that take place during tickets distribution.The president and in-charge and all senior leaders will sit and sort out these issues and we will stand united for the MCD elections," he added.
Walia had yesterday offered to resign from the membership of Congress Party while stating that some of the tickets were given to 'outsiders' in his constituency.
Former Delhi legislator Amrish Gautam on Monday quit the Congress and joined the BJP.
Former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and former minister Haroon Yusuf have also expressed concern over functioning of Delhi Congress headed by Maken.