Jabalpur: The veil of suspense about the claim is being removed as soon as the battle for the election of the President of the Congress is ringing. After Rahul Gandhi, now Digvijay Singh has also been out of the race for the post of Congress President. Digvijay Singh himself has made it clear that he will not contest for the post of Congress President. However, he has left a scope. Putting to rest speculations about his nomination for the Congress president’s election, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday said he was not in the race for party chief. After this announcement of Digvijay Singh, there is a possibility of a contest between Ashok Gehlot and Shashi Tharoor for the post of president.
Addressing the press conference in Jabalpur, Congress veteran Digvijay Singh said that he will not contest the Congress Presidential election, but will follow whatever instructions are given by the higher officials in the party. Let us inform that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced that he will contest for the post of Congress President. At the same time, he has also confirmed that no member of Rahul Gandhi or Gandhi family will become the next chief of the party. Let us inform that the notification for the election of the Congress President has been issued.
In this way, Ashok Gehlot is not only leading in the race for the post of Congress President, but is also considered to be the first choice of the Gandhi family. It is believed that there will be a contest between Ashok Gehlot and Shashi Tharoor for this post. If Ashok Gehlot becomes the Congress President, then along with this, a reshuffle in the Rajasthan cabinet is also expected because Gehlot will have to resign from his CM post after taking over the reins of the party. This is because Rahul Gandhi on Thursday made it clear that a person to become the Congress President will have to follow the ‘one man and one post’ principle. It is believed that after Gehlot in Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot can be the candidate for the post of CM.
when is the election
According to the announced schedule for the election of Congress President, after the notification is issued, the process of filing nomination will now go on from September 24 to 30. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 8. In case of more than one candidate, voting will be held on October 17 and results will be declared on October 19. Let us tell you that after 22 years, the head of the country’s oldest party will be elected through elections. In the year 2000, there was a contest between Sonia Gandhi and Jitendra Prasad, in which Prasad was defeated. Earlier, in 1997, there was a contest between Sitaram Kesari, Sharad Pawar and Rajesh Pilot for the post of President in which Kesari won.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 23, 2022, 14:54 IST