Mallikarjun Kharge also included in the race for the post of Congress President.
Today is the last day for filing nominations.
Tharoor and Digvijay have announced to contest the elections.
New Delhi: The discussion of another name has started in the race for the post of Congress President. Sources associated with the Congress party claimed that senior leader Millikarjun Kharge may also file nomination for the post of president. After Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s refusal, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge is likely to be seen as the third candidate for the post of Congress President. Let us inform that earlier the names of Shashi Tharoor and Digvijay Singh have been formally announced and they will file their nominations today.
Although a final decision has not been taken on whether Mallikarjun Kharke will file nomination for the post of Congress President today, party sources claim that Kharge is in the race for the post of Congress President and is contemplating contesting the elections. It is pertinent to mention here that sources close to Mallikarjun Kharge had earlier indicated that he was not averse to contesting for the post of president, but would proceed only on the instructions of Sonia Gandhi.
Former Union Minister Mallikarjun Kharge is considered a trustee of the Nehru-Gandhi family. Kharge’s name is in the news for the election to the post of AICC president to be held on October 17 after Gehlot, considered the Gandhi family’s favorite candidate, was out of the race. Sources said that 80-year-old Kharge, who has been advocating for the return of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president, believes that the Lok Sabha elections are just two years away and touring the country and taking the party forward is a “huge task”. Is. The close aide said, “He (Kharge) did not deny anything said by the party. The party took care of him, whatever the party decides, he will accept it.
Here, Manish Tiwari’s name is also discussed in the election for the post of Congress President. On this issue, four members of the party’s ‘G23’ group, Anand Sharma, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Prithviraj Chavan and Manish Tewari held a meeting on Thursday. In the past, there was a discussion that Manish Tewari may contest the election for the post of president, although sources close to him say that he has not yet received the nomination papers. It is believed that after the refusal of Ashok Gehlot for the post of Congress President, many candidates can appear today.
Congress President’s election schedule
As per the announced schedule for the election of Congress President, the notification was issued on September 22 and the process of filing nomination papers began on September 24, which will continue till September 30. The last date for withdrawal of nomination papers is October 8. In case of more than one candidate, polling will be held on October 17 and results will be declared on October 19.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 30, 2022, 07:37 IST