Congress today kicked off the system of electing a new main, with two names positive to contend – Ashok Gehlot and Shashi Tharoor.
Previous Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath has also reportedly joined the checklist. The resource explained he was “currently being considered and possibly competing”.
Without any Gandhi as the default choice, a developing number of congressional leaders have emerged as possible presidential candidates in the 1st election in extra than 20 yrs.
They include former federal ministers Manish Tewari, Prithviraj Chavan, Mukul Wasnik, Mallikarjun Kharge and previous Karnataka main minister Siddaramaiah.
But sources say Mr Chavan and Mr Vasnick have denied any plans to contend.
So quite a few aspiring individuals belong to the “G-23” – the group of 23 leaders who are contacting for sweeping organizational modify and “collective”, obvious management in Congress – showing that there is a solid bond involving them ” There is no consensus amid the dissidents’ fellow countrymen’ Shash Tharoor.
Mr Tharoor was the first to announce his intention to combat for the put up to Sonia Gandhi, who took above as interim chief when her son Rahul Gandhi resigned in 2019 just after shedding consecutive elections.
In an interview with NDTV yesterday, Digvijaya Singh instructed that he could operate for Congress president.
When questioned if he prefers Ashok Gehlot or Shashi Tharoor for the leadership function, Digvijaya Singh reported: “Let’s see. I am not ruling out myself, why are you stopping me?”
He additional: “Anyone has the correct to compete…you are going to know the reply on the evening of the 30th.” All those interested in jogging for congressional presidency can implement right up until Sept. 30.
If wanted, the election will be held on Oct 17 and the final results will be announced two days later.