- Congress MP Shashi Tharoor collects from to run for Congress Chief.
- First candidature to officially enter the contest.
- Nomination filling for Congress President post have begun today will be open until September 30th.
New Delhi: A representative of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor collected the nomination papers for the party’s presidential election from the party’s central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry on Saturday.
According to sources, Tharoor in a request letter sent for his candidature for the post of Congress President requested to be given five sets of nomination papers for the election of Congress Party President. Mistry is available at the Congress headquarters in the national capital to take the nomination papers as returning officer of the election.
Filing of nomination for the post of party president began on Saturday. This blew the begul for the fray between Shashi Tharoor and Ashok Gehlot, who are actively looking forward to the post. The nominations will be filed till September 30 and results declaring the new Congress chief will be announced on October 19.
This will be the first time in 25 years that Congress will see a non-Gandhi chief after Sonia Gandhi replaced Sitaraman Kesri as party chief in 1998. It was in 1997 that the party had a non-Gandhi chief when Sitaram Kesri defeated Sharad Pawar and Rajesh Pilot.