Shashi Tharoor’s hat formally within the ring for Cong president polls, chief collects nomination kind

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2022-09-24 17:55:15

Tharoor on Monday met Sonia Gandhi and expressed his
Picture Supply : PTI (FILE PHOTO) Tharoor on Monday met Sonia Gandhi and expressed his intention to contest the ballot.

Senior Congress chief Shashi Tharoor on Saturday acquired nomination kind for the occasion’s presidential ballot collected from Congress headquarters in New Delhi. He’s the primary one to make it official that he’s contesting the polls. Sources quoted by information company PTI state that the Kerala MP is more likely to file his papers on September 30. 

Tharoor’s shut aide Aalim Javeri collected the kinds from the workplace of the occasion’s central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry on the primary day of the beginning of the nomination course of, all however confirming an electoral face-off for the highest occasion put up with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

The nomination kind is more likely to be filed by Tharoor on the final day of the nomination course of on September 30 as the concept is to gather nomination-endorsing signatures from throughout the nation, sources informed PTI. A complete of 10 Pradesh Congress Committee delegates are wanted to endorse a candidate.

Tharoor on Monday met Sonia Gandhi and expressed his intention to contest the ballot. The Congress president conveyed she would keep “impartial” within the elections, in response to sources. Sonia Gandhi had welcomed the concept of extra individuals contesting the ballot and dispelled the notion that there could be an “official candidate”.

Gandhis out after 20 years

Shashi Tharoor, a outstanding chief of Congress’ G-23, is more likely to tackle Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The Gandhis are formally out of the competition, regardless of a number of leaders of the occasion in search of for Rahul to turn into president once more. Rahul, who had give up his put up as occasion president after the disastrous-for-Congress 2019 polls, has declined all requests, and is now heading the occasion’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. 

This would be the first election in 20 years with none Gandhi sitting on the prime occasion put up. 

Outcome on October 19

In response to a notification issued by the occasion on Thursday, the method for submitting nominations for the election might be held from September 24 to 30. The date for scrutiny of the nomination papers is October 1, whereas the final date for withdrawal of nominations is October 8. The ultimate checklist of candidates might be revealed at 5 pm on October 8.

The polling, if wanted, might be held on October 17. The counting of votes might be taken up on October 19 and the outcomes might be declared the identical day. Greater than 9,000 Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates will vote within the ballot. The Congress final noticed a contest for the occasion president’s put up in November 2000. Jitendra Prasada had misplaced to Sonia Gandhi in 2000 and previous to that, Sitaram Kesri had defeated Sharad Pawar and Rajesh Pilot in 1997.

(with companies inputs)

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