Two days after Mallikarjun Kharge filed his papers to contest elections for Congress president, the veteran leader on Sunday said that he had entered the race not to oppose anyone but to strengthen the party.
On the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a pledge to unite the country just like the Father of the Nation did against injustice.
Kharge will lock horns with Shashi Tharoor and Jharkhand Congress leader KN Tripathi.
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh was all set to run for the Congress president, but a twist of fate saw him pulling out of the race.
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh on Friday opted out of the election for the post of Congress president.
The entry of Kharge, who is also the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, has made the contest triangular with veteran party leaders Digvijaya Singh and Shashi Tharoor already in the fray
Hours after Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot met Sonia Gandhi, his former deputy Sachin Pilot also met the Congress interim chief late on Thursday evening.
A decision on Rajasthan Chief Minister’s post will be taken in a day or two by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a party leader said on Thursday even as embattled CM Ashok Gehlot met the party chief
Ending all speculation, embattled Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced on Thursday that he would not run for Congress president in the aftermath of the succession fiasco in his state.
Amid looming clouds over his candidature for Congress president’s post, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday met party interim chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence.