Congress presidential polls: Ashok Gehlot, Shashi Tharoor likely to run for top party post

Congress presidential polls: Ashok Gehlot, Shashi Tharoor prone to run for high social gathering submit

New Delhi: With the method for the Congress Presidential polls beginning, it’s probably that the principle contest for the highest social gathering submit might be between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and senior Congress chief Shashi Tharoor.

In response to studies, interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi hinted on Monday that she doesn’t have any reservations towards Tharoor working for Congress President’s submit.

Sonia Gandhi gave her nod shortly after assembly Tharoor and some different Congress leaders on her return following a medical check-up overseas.

Tharoor, who was one of many G-23 members of the social gathering who had demanded sweeping reforms in Congress, is now prone to throw his hat into the ring for the race to the highest social gathering submit, voting for which might be held on October 17.

Senior social gathering chief Jairam Ramesh mentioned, “Anyone who needs to contest is free and welcome to take action. This has been the constant place of Congress President and Rahul Gandhi. That is an open, democratic and clear course of. No one wants anyone’s nod to contest.”

Whereas the notification for the Presidential election might be issued on September 22, there may be nonetheless suspense over the candidates who will contest for the highest social gathering submit.

Whereas the G-23 group is gearing as much as area a candidate and Thiruvananthapuram MP Tharoor is its best choice, for social gathering loyalists, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is the popular selection, sources mentioned.

Nevertheless, Gehlot is reportedly reluctant to depart chief ministership and transfer to Delhi. In that state of affairs, former Union minister Mukul Wasnik or chief of opposition within the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, might emerge because the front-runners, as each belong to the Scheduled Caste neighborhood.

The nominations are to be filed between September 24 and September 30.

In the meantime, Congress’ state items have been passing resolutions to make Rahul Gandhi the following social gathering President, together with in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, amongst others.

Nevertheless, Congress’ Central Election Authority (CEA) has mentioned that such resolutions won’t have any bearing on the election course of.

Madhusudan Mistry, Chairman of CEA, mentioned, “These resolutions haven’t any bearing on the election course of.”