Shashi Tharoor to contest the election of Congress President, Sonia Gandhi gave green signal
Shashi Tharoor: Meeting Shashi Tharoor and Sonia Gandhi and talking about contesting the presidential election, on which Sonia bluntly said that this would be her call.
Senior Congress leader and one of the most ardent supporters of change in the party, Shashi Tharoor is likely to participate in the election for the post of Congress President next month. He has also got permission from the interim president of the party, Sonia Gandhi. He may face Ashok Gehlot as Gehlot can also lose his nomination between 26 and 28 September.
In fact, on Monday, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor met Sonia Gandhi for the election of the President. During this meeting, Sonia Gandhi replied bluntly, 'It's your call.' Along with this, he said that the election should be done only through the electoral process and everyone is free to take part in it. It is clear that now it will be Tharoor's own decision whether he participates in the election of the President or not.
Let us tell you that Shashi Tharoor has been planning to contest for the post of Congress President for a long time and is also making efforts for it. He also emphasized in an article that the more candidates there are for the election of the President, the better it will be and it will prove to be a good sign for democracy.
Ashok Gehlot will compete
At the same time, there is also speculation that Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot will be the official candidate from the party and he can also file a nomination. The Gandhi family is showing more support for Ashok Gehlot's name, so this road will not be easy for Tharoor.
The notification for the election of the Congress President will be issued on September 22 and the process of filing nominations will go on from September 24 to 30. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 8. Votes will be cast on October 17 and results will be declared on October 19.