Kiran Bedi
BJP chief Amit Shah and social activist Kiran Bedi during a programme organised to welcome Bedi into the party on 15 January, 2015.IANS

Bharatiya Janata Party workers continued with their remonstration to mark their displeasure over the party's decision to field outsiders for the upcoming Assembly polls in Delhi. 

Agitated party workers accused BJP of giving tickets to individuals who joined the party merely hours before the list was announced while ignoring the others who have been serving the party for several years.

The workers continued with their 'dharna' outside the Delhi party office and also in other parts of the city on Wednesday, hours after the completion of the nomination process.

According to The Economic Times, the party workers of the Poorvanchali cell shouted slogans against senior BJP leaders accusing them of having ignored the community and chosen outsiders over them in their selection of candidates for the polls to be held on 7 February.

The agitated party workers surrounded Delhi unit in-charge Prabhat Jha's vehicle and said that the party's decision to field merely three individuals from the community would go against the Saffron party as AAP and Congress had fielded greater number of candidates from the same community.

A party worker told the daily that AAP had fielded about eight-nine candidates against BJP, which had fielded only three candidates and that there are many seats with a high percentage of voters from the Poorvanchali community.

However, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said that the reaction of the party workers is natural as they share a bond with their leaders and would soon become normal in the coming days.

Meanwhile, senior party members are trying to appease the agitated workers.