Congress Presidential election: Mallikarjun Kharge IN, Digvijay Singh OUT, High voltage drama continues
Digvijay Singh said that I met Mallikarjun Kharge today. I will not fight against Kharge ji, but will be his proponent and will always work for Congress.
Latest Updates: Digvijay Singh said that I met Mallikarjun Kharge today. I will not fight against Kharge ji, but will be his proponent and will always work for Congress.
Today is the last date for filing nomination for the post of Congress President. Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor are due to file their nominations today while Digvijay Singh is out of the race. Amidst the constant suspense, the picture of the candidates for the post of Congress President is getting clear. Meanwhile, Digvijay Singh has pulled himself out of this race.
According to sources, Mallikarjun Kharge will file his nomination today along with Shashi Tharoor for the elections to be held on October 17. Tharoor will also file his nomination before the 12.30 pm deadline today.
Mallikarjun Kharge will resign from the post of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha for the post of Speaker on the basis of one post one person rule in Congress. Congress leaders have made this clear.
Sources said Digvijay Singh, who took his nomination papers on Thursday, refused to contest the election after meeting Kharge this morning.
Senior leader and close leader of Gandhi family KC Venugopal apprised Mallikarjun Kharge of high command’s decision that Gandhi family will be fair in this election and he may join the race for the post of president.
The same rule also applied to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who had dropped out of the race after meeting Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. He told reporters that he would not contest the elections taking “moral responsibility” for the public rebellion by his loyalists and apologized to Sonia Gandhi.
Meanwhile, a prominent member of the “G-23” group of dissidents and former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda (who wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi in 2020 regarding organizational changes in the party) also supported Kharge’s candidature, according to sources. is supported.
Till now Ashok Gehlot was leading the race for this post, but when his loyalists rebelled the battle was reversed. Rajasthan MLA is not ready to accept Sachin Pilot as CM who rebelled against Ashok Gehlot in 2020.
Meanwhile, the Congress issued a warning in Rajasthan against Gehlot’s loyalists, who are already accused of indiscipline. Venugopal said strict action would be taken for the party’s “internal affairs and statements against other leaders”.
This is the first time in 20 years that the election of the Congress President is being held. Members of the Gandhi family have refused to contest elections themselves to make way for other senior leaders to lead the party.