Congress presidential elections: Key developments & reactions | India Information

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and Shashi Tharoor will enter the fray for the highest put up.

, is unlikely to contest the occasion elections.

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Sonia Gandhi will play ‘impartial position’

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is learnt to have informed occasion leaders that inside elections are good for the organisation, and that she is going to play a “impartial position” within the course of. The remarks have been variously interpreted, with some believing that her being “impartial” means that Rahul Gandhi shouldn’t be able to take again the reins of the occasion and will not conform to contest, and that an open contest was welcome.

The Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday unanimously handed a decision backing Rahul Gandhi for the put up of the occasion president. Representatives of the Congress committee requested Gandhi to file nomination for the put up of the Congress president whereas contemplating “sentiments of all”, mentioned the decision. Haryana Congress chief Udai Bhan mentioned the decision to make him the occasion’s nationwide president was unanimously handed.

Anyone can contest the Congress president’s ballot which will likely be free and honest in addition to clear, Congress normal secretary Ok C Venugopal mentioned on Tuesday after assembly occasion chief Sonia Gandhi. “Whoever needs to file a nomination, can file it. We’ve got mentioned it will likely be an open election, anyone can contest, free and honest election, positively it will likely be a clear election,” he mentioned.

With the Pradesh Congress committees passing a decision in search of Rahul Gandhi on the helm of AICC, occasion Basic Secretary, Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday mentioned such measures don’t have any binding impact. Amid indication that Congress chief Shashi Tharoor will contest within the occasion’s presidential polls, Ramesh, additionally mentioned any particular person may contest for the put up, however he personally most well-liked to evolve a consensus round a candidate.

Requested if Rahul Gandhi will contest, Venugopal mentioned solely the previous can resolve and he “has not informed us something”. On resolutions being handed by varied state models of the occasion in search of Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to the highest put up, Venugopal mentioned there was nothing fallacious in that as occasion staff had been expressing their emotions.

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