Ashok Gehlot, who is considered close to the Gandhi family, and Shashi Tharoor, who has been approved for Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, have emerged as the top possible contenders for the post of party president by Rahul Gandhi. Enter the field. Amid speculation that Ashok Gehlot may contest for the party president’s post, elections for which are due next month, sources close to the Rajasthan chief minister said he was “trying to persuade Rahul Gandhi” instead of filing his own nomination. Huh”. ,
This comes amid discussions about Gehlot being a key choice for the party’s president post in the October 17 election, the result of which will be declared on October 19. Speculations got stronger after Gehlot met Sonia Gandhi. He had resided in the national capital a few weeks ago in which, according to sources, the interim president of the Congress had asked him to be ready for elections to decide the party chief.
Ashok Gehlot says that instead of thinking of running for Congress President, he is trying to persuade Rahul Gandhi to do so. He remains a loyal soldier of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. I am sure Gehlot has the support of the top leadership for the post. Notably, Shashi Tharoor is the candidate of the G-23 group within the party to contest the elections. He garnered the support of several MPs along with him, with five other MPs writing to the chairman of the Congress’s Central Election Authority, Madhusudan Mistry, demanding that the electoral role be made available to all.
However, Mistry had responded by saying that it would not be made public, but anyone who is willing to contest the election can exercise his electoral role from his office from September 20. In the absence of a member of the Gandhi family in the presidential election, Gehlot and Tharoor are likely candidates to contest. Earlier this evening, sources said that Tharoor has got permission to contest the elections after meeting Sonia Gandhi in Delhi. The nominations for the election will begin on September 24 and will end on September 30. Gehlot and Mukul Wasnik, KC Venugopal, Kumari Selja, Malikarjun Kharge, Bhupesh Baghel are being considered as possible options after the Gandhi family refused to join the race for the post of president.
The Congress party has completed the internal election process by August 20. The party had announced that the election for the post of president would be held between August 21 and September 20. However, Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi has still not clarified his stand on this. Will contest elections or who will be their choice.