Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor has said that the Gandhi family has no issues with him contesting for the party's president Post.
The Thiruvananthapuram MP made a quick visit to Rahul Gandhi soon after his morning session of the ' Bharat jodo Yatra' ended at Pathani in the Palakkad district.
"I came and met Rahul Gandhi. I spoke to the three people in the Gandhi family and they have no issue with contesting it. I am yet to make a decision and have been getting reactions from across the country, he said. Asked if he expects backing from the Congress leaders in Kerala, with a smile, he said, "Yes, surely, but not all would support and my support will increase after the nomination is filed."
As the date for filing nomination is approaching, Tharoor confirmed that he will be contesting the elections and said that he has spoken to Rahul Gandhi over a call and he has their support, referring to Rahul, Sonia and Priyanka Gandhi. Tharoor is likely to file his nomination on Friday, the last day of filing nominations.