Congress Presidential Election: Digvijay Singh chose not to contest; Now Ashok Gehlot vs Shashi Tharoor

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) : Fueling speculations of Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s nomination for the post of All India Congress Committee (AICC) president, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday said he is not in the race for party chief. Addressing a press conference in Jabalpur, the veteran leader said that he will not contest the election […]
 


Congress Presidential Election: Digvijay Singh chose not to contest;  Now Ashok Gehlot vs Shashi Tharoor

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) : Fueling speculations of Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s nomination for the post of All India Congress Committee (AICC) president, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday said he is not in the race for party chief. Addressing a press conference in Jabalpur, the veteran leader said that he will not contest the election of Congress President but will follow the instructions given to him by a higher official in the party.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has made an intense preparation for the Congress President’s election after confirming his candidature on Friday. Gehlot also confirmed that Rahul Gandhi has made it clear that “no member of the Gandhi family” will become the next party chief. Along with this, a reshuffle is also expected in the Rajasthan cabinet as if Gehlot takes over as party chief, he will have to resign from his CM post as Rahul Gandhi clarified on Thursday that there will be “one person, one post”. Ideal

In that case, there is also a possibility that Sachin Pilot may be promoted in Rajasthan, describing the post of Congress president as an “ideological post”, with Rahul Gandhi saying the situation is “ideas and belief system and India”. represented by a set of perspectives”.

Meanwhile, with Digvijay Singh’s approval, Ashok Gehlot and Shashi Tharoor are the top contenders for the post and this has brought the Congress leaders to two different sides.

Congress leader Gaurav Vallabh on Thursday slammed Shashi Tharoor over his possible presidential election bid and said Tharoor made his only major contribution to the party by writing a letter to Sonia Gandhi while she was hospitalised. Talking about Ashok Gehlot and Shashi Tharoor as contenders for the post of party president, Gaurav Vallabh said that there is no comparison between the two and his choice in case of Rahul Gandhi not contesting for the post is simple and clear. Is.

 

“Like crores of workers, my first wish is that Rahul Gandhi ji provides his leadership to the Congress and the country. But if Rahul Gandhi ji stands by his decision of not taking the post of Congress chief and one has to choose two names that are coming up in public discussion, then there is no comparison between the two,” Vallabh said in a series of tweets.

“On the one hand, there is Ashok Gehlot who has the experience of being a Union Minister, three times Chief Minister, five times MP, five times MLA, and who has defeated PM Modi-Amit Shah in a straight contest and who has been MLA for 45 times. Years of impeccable political life,” he said in another tweet.

 

“On the other hand there is Shashi Tharoor sahib who has made only one major contribution to the party in the last 8 years – send letters to Congress President Sonia Gandhi ji when she was hospitalized, this act gave pain to crores of party workers like me making the election very simple. And that’s clear,” he said.

Notably, a letter was sent to Sonia Gandhi in August 2020 by G23 leaders including Tharoor demanding massive reforms in the party. On 19 September, Shashi Tharoor met Sonia Gandhi at her residence in the national capital, where she expressed her desire to contest elections to “build internal democracy” in the party.

Giving his approval to the Thiruvananthapuram MP, Gandhi said that anyone can contest the elections. Tharoor had also met the party’s Central Election Authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry on Wednesday. The process of filing nominations for the post of party president will begin from September 24 and will continue till September 30. Counting of votes will take place on October 19.

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