New Delhi: If Rahul finally refuses to contest the election for the post of Congress president, many senior Congress leaders are said to be likely to jump into the fray.
Election notification for the post of Congress president was published yesterday. Petition filing for this will take place from tomorrow to 30th. These petitions will be considered on October 1 and the list of candidates will be published on the same day. October 8 is the last date for withdrawal of nomination. If necessary, the election will be held on October 17. The votes will be counted on October 19 and the results will be announced.
It remains uncertain whether Rahul will contest or not. If he does not contest, many senior Congress leaders are likely to jump in the polls.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Khelat met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi yesterday. At that time, Sonia told Ashok Khelat that she will remain neutral in the party leader election. He gave the same answer to the MP who wanted to contest the Congress president election. He also told Sasitaroor.
It is said that Manish Tiwari and Mallikarjuna Kharge may also contest the party president election. Digvijay Singh has also said why I should not contest the election for the post of Congress party president.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Khelat said yesterday, “I am still confident that Rahul will contest the election. Going to Kochi on Friday to participate in Rahul’s walk. I will make a last ditch effort to get Rahul to contest the elections. If he doesn’t contest, I will file a petition after getting the party’s order,” he said.
Earlier the election for the post of Congress president was nominally procedural. But this time it looks like it will be a real competition. Ashok Khelat and Sasidharoor met All India Congress Election Commission Chairman Madhusudhanan Mistry yesterday and inquired about the election procedures.
When reporters asked Ashok Khelat whether he would be the Chief Minister of Rajasthan if the Congress leader wins the election, he said, “I have no problem with both positions. Even if there is no position, it doesn’t matter. “I will mobilize people with Rahul and fight against BJP’s policies,” he said.
Gelat has a problem
When Rahul was asked about Ashok Khelat’s desire to hold both the post of Chief Minister of Rajasthan and the post of Congress Party President, he said, “I will support the rule of one post for one person”. This reform decision was taken at the 3-day Congress meeting in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Rahul’s response has left Ashokelat in a state of embarrassment. He fears that Sachin Pilot will be brought in as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan if elected as the Congress President