“Rahul Gandhi Instructed Me…”: Ashok Gehlot’s Newest On Congress Chief Election

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New Delhi:

, the frontrunner for president, mentioned immediately that has made it clear that nobody from the Gandhi household ought to develop into the get together chief.

The Chief Minister met with Rahul Gandhi in Kerala, the place he joined his “Bharat Jodo Yatra” final night.

“I requested him a number of occasions to just accept everybody’s want that he returns as Congress President. He advised me he had determined that nobody from the Gandhi household ought to develop into the following chief,” Mr Gehlot advised reporters.

“Rahul ji advised me ‘I do know they need me to be chief and I respect their want, however I’ve determined, for a cause, {that a} non-Gandhi ought to be Congress president’,” he added.

Mr Gehlot is believed to be the Gandhis’ main alternative for the function because the Congress prepares for its first non-Gandhi chief in over 20 years.

The 71-year-old Congress veteran has been holding out, apparently as a result of he’s reluctant to surrender the function of Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

He had steered that he may deal with each duties, however Rahul Gandhi yesterday shot it down.

“We’ve got made a dedication in Udaipur, I anticipate that the dedication might be maintained,” Rahul Gandhi advised reporters yesterday on the “one individual, one submit” rule adopted by the Congress earlier this yr.

The Gandhis, distancing themselves from the highest submit amid large churning inside and questions on their management following serial election defeats, have additionally refused to endorse any candidate.

With the Gandhis sitting it out this time, increasingly Congress names are rising as candidates to succeed , the get together’s longest-serving get together president.

Mr Gehlot is prone to file his nomination papers on Monday. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was the primary to declare his intention to run for president and he sought a go-ahead from Sonia Gandhi early.

Former Union Minister Manish Tewari and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Ministers Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh are additionally prone to be a part of the unprecedented Congress contest.

Aspirants can put up their names until September 30. The election might be held on October 17 and the Congress will get its new chief two days later.

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