Congress MP Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to contest the celebration`s presidential elections, mentioned sources on Tuesday. Congress sources mentioned Rahul Gandhi won’t return to Delhi, leaving the celebration`s Bharat Jodo Yatra. Presently, the yatra is in Kerala and can enter Karnataka on September 29. The final date for submitting a nomination is September 30.
Earlier as we speak, Congress chief KC Venugopal, who’s taking part within the Kerala leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, arrived within the nationwide capital upon the decision by the celebration`s interim president Sonia Gandhi. In line with sources near Venugopal, he was requested by Sonia Gandhi to return over to Delhi for a gathering which is “strictly a part of organisational issues”. He was within the Alappuzha district of Kerala with Rahul Gandhi.
This was the primary time he has left the Yatra because it started on September 7 from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The yatra entered its thirteenth day as we speak.This comes a day after Congress chief and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor on Monday obtained the nod from Sonia Gandhi to contest within the upcoming ballot for the celebration president`s publish, sources mentioned.Tharoor obtained interim-party president Sonia Gandhi`s go-ahead after he met her right here.
In line with sources, Tharoor, through the assembly, expressed his want to contest the elections scheduled to be held on October 17 to “make inside democracy” within the celebration stronger.Sonia Gandhi, in response, giving her nod to the Thiruvananthapuram MP, mentioned that anyone can contest elections.
Ashok Gehlot, who is taken into account to be near the Gandhi household, and Shashi Tharoor, additionally received the nod for the Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and have emerged as high possible contenders for the workplace of the celebration chief in case Rahul Gandhi decides to not enter the fray.
Amid hypothesis that Ashok Gehlot could possibly be operating for the celebration president, the election for which is ready to happen subsequent month, sources near the Rajasthan Chief Minister mentioned that he’s “making an attempt to steer Rahul Gandhi” to contest quite than his personal nomination. This comes amid the thrill of Gehlot being a number one selection for the celebration`s president publish within the election scheduled to be held on October 17, the results of which might be declared on October 19.
In the meantime, varied state items together with Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Jammu and Kashmir amongst others have already handed a decision urging Rahul Gandhi to turn into the president of the celebration.The election for the Congress president is ready to be held on October 17, the results of which might be declared two days after the polling on October 19.