New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has indicated to contest for the post of President amidst the ongoing agitation for the Congress President’s election. Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor also met Congress’s Central Election Authority Chairman Madhusudan Mistry to discuss his candidature. Mistry answered all the questions of Shashi Tharoor regarding the election of Congress President.
In the midst of Shashi Tharoor’s claim, Ashok Gehlot has reached Delhi and heated up the politics going on for the post of president in the Congress. Gehlot is believed to be the first choice of the Gandhi family. In fact, since Rahul Gandhi refused to become the Congress President, the possibility of many leaders contesting the elections was being expressed.
After reaching Delhi, Ashok Gehlot, after meeting Sonia Gandhi, has said many things about the post of Congress President by tweeting one after the other. In one of his tweets, Ashok Gehlot said, ‘Today the party has given me everything, the high command has given everything, for the last 40 years, 50 years I have been in the posts, now no post is important for me, it is for me. That how I will fulfill whatever responsibility I get or whatever responsibility I should take.
Ashok Gehlot said that in the present situation in which we are walking, Rahul Gandhi is traveling on one side, that journey has created uneasiness in the Bharatiya Janata Party, the issues which he has raised apart from inflation and unemployment. The whole country is worried about the situation prevailing inside the country. Now how the Congress should be strong, the countrymen have started worrying that the Congress party should be strong as the opposition, in that environment we are running, so the decisions we will take will make the Congress stronger with our every decision. This is my goal.
It is believed that during his meeting with Sonia Gandhi, only the topics related to the election of the President have been discussed mainly. Gehlot’s name is at the fore in the race for the post of president. He himself has admitted in the discussion with the media that he will try to persuade Rahul Gandhi, but if he does not agree, he will not be able to refuse to become the president if the party wants.
After meeting Sonia Gandhi, Ashok Gehlot will travel from Delhi to Mumbai this evening. Tomorrow he will meet Rahul Gandhi in Kerala.
On the other hand, senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor has met Madhusudan Mistry, chairman of the Congress’s Central Election Authority, to discuss his candidature.
Madhusudan Mistry explained to them about the election rules, number of agents and their roles and also discussed how to fill the form for the election. Later, while talking to reporters, Mistry said that anyone is eligible to contest the election provided he is a representative of Congress.
Elections to choose the next Congress president will be held on October 17, while the counting of votes will take place on October 19.
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