Former Haryana CM Bhupendra Hooda has also shown interest in the post of National President of Congress. On Friday, he met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi. After this, on the question asked, Hooda said that the nominations are yet to start from September 24.
Hooda said that during the meeting, Sonia Gandhi said that she is neutral, regarding the post of President, anyone can contest elections. Now let’s see who enrolls. He did not directly rule out contesting for the post of president. After which the round of discussions has started in the politics of Haryana.
So far 5 contenders, Gehlot the strongest
Now the number of candidates has started increasing for the election of Congress President. Earlier it seemed that there would be an agreement on the name of Rahul Gandhi, but in the midst of discussions about Shashi Tharoor and later Ashok Gehlot contesting the elections, the names of many more leaders have started appearing. These include the names of former CM Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath and Punjab MP Manish Tewari. Ashok Gehlot is believed to be the strongest contender.
Haryana Congress in favor of Rahul Gandhi
Earlier, in the Haryana Congress meeting, a resolution was passed unanimously to make Rahul Gandhi the president. After the meeting, former CM Hooda had said that Rahul Gandhi is getting a lot of love from the people in India Jodo. In view of this support, the Haryana Congress also wants that Rahul Gandhi should become the next president of the party. Therefore, in the meeting of state Congress MLAs, a resolution has been passed unanimously to make Rahul Gandhi the president. However, Rahul Gandhi does not want to be the president.
195 delegates will vote from Haryana
195 delegates will vote from Haryana in the national president election of Congress. All 195 delegates had participated in the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee meeting held recently in Chandigarh. However, other leaders of the state had raised objections regarding the delegates. Former state president of the party, Selja, Rajya Sabha MP Randeep Surjewala, Kiran Chaudhary have alleged that 195 delegates were negligent. All the delegates are said to be Hooda’s influence.
INC President’s election to be held on 17 October
The election for the post of INC president will be held next month on October 17. Counting of votes will take place on October 19. The notification for the elections has been issued on 22nd September. The process of filing nominations for the Congress President’s election will begin from September 24. Its last date has been fixed as 30 September.
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