Congress President Election: Notification of Congress President election issued
Sources close to him revealed that he met representatives of the state party in his constituency, who are the voters in the election. Each candidate needs 10 Pradesh Congress Committee representatives to propose his name.
Congress President Election: The Congress party has issued a notification for the election of the President. With this, the process of formally selecting the person who will hold the highest office of the country's oldest political party was formally started. In such a situation, there are reports that former Union Minister Manish Tewari is also preparing to contest for the post of Congress President. Sources close to him revealed that he met representatives of the state party in his constituency, who are the voters in the election. Each candidate needs 10 Pradesh Congress Committee representatives to propose his name.
Manish Tewari is one of the vocal critics of the Congress leadership and has called for reforms in the party. The Central Election Authority of Congress on Thursday issued notification for the election of Congress President.
Congress issues notification for the party president elections— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022
Nominations to be filed from Sep 24 to Sep 30. If necessary, voting will be held on Oct 17 and the result for the same will be declared on Oct 19 pic.twitter.com/r032tslwyM
As per the notification, nomination forms will be available from Thursday, while nominations will be filed between September 24 and September 30. The scrutiny of nominations will take place on October 1 and the list of valid candidates will be published on the same day. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 8, after which a final list will be brought out. While polling will be held on October 17, the counting of votes will take place on October 19.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh will reach Delhi today. He is likely to meet the interim president of the party, Sonia Gandhi. According to sources, he may become a contender for the post of party president.
Till now there were speculations that there would be a possible contest between Ashok Gehlot and Shashi Tharoor but with these two leaders coming into the fray, there is a possibility of a tough competition. Ashok Gehlot had met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi for two hours. After which he left for Kerala to join Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'.