Congress chief Gourav Vallabh on September 22 hit out at Shashi Tharoor over his possible AICC president ballot bid, saying his “solely primary contribution” to the celebration was to ship letters to Sonia Gandhi when she was hospitalised.
In a primary indicator of leaders taking sides inside the upcoming contest for the most interesting publish, Mr. Vallabh additionally voiced assist for one extra possible contender, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who many think about has the backing of the current management.
nonetheless, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is learnt to have informed each Mr. Gehlot and Mr. Tharoor that she would stay “impartial” inside the polls.
“the selection may even be pretty simple and clear,” mentioned Mr. Vallabh on Twitter.
Mr. Vallabh might even be a celebration spokesperson however he asserted his suggestions had been as a Congress worker and by no means spokesperson.
“Like crores of workers, my first want is that Rahul Gandhi ji ought to current his management to the Congress and the nation. however when Rahul Gandhi ji stays steadfast on his decision [of not taking up the Congress chief post] and one has to make a selection from the two names which may even be exhibiting in public dialogue, then there is not any such factor as a comparability between the two,” Mr. Vallabh mentioned.
On one hand, there’s Ashok Gehlot who has the expertise of being a Union Minister, three occasions Chief Minister, 5 occasions MP, 5 occasions MLA, and who has defeated Modi-Shah in a direct contest and who has had forty five years of “spotless” political life, Mr. Vallabh mentioned.
“then as quickly as extra there’s Shashi Tharoor sahib who has simply one primary contribution to the celebration inside the final eight years — despatched letters to Congress President Sonia Gandhi ji when she was hospitalised, this act triggered ache to crores of celebration workers like me. the selection may even be pretty simple and clear,” he mentioned.
Mr. Vallabh’s remarks had been in reference to the letter despatched by a gaggle of 23 leaders, collectively with Mr. Tharoor, to Sonia Gandhi in 2020 in search of large-scale reforms inside the celebration.
The race for the Congress president’s publish hotted up on Wednesday with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot giving a clear indication that he may enter the ballot fray and Shashi Tharoor meeting the celebration’s ballot panel chief to investigate with regard to the nomination formalities.
After over twenty years, the Congress is about to see a contest for the publish of celebration chief. Mr. Gehlot and Mr. Tharoor are being seen as a end result of the possible contenders.
The Congress central election authority on Thursday issued a notification for the AICC president polls, setting the ball rolling for electing the successor to the longest-serving celebration chief Sonia Gandhi.
in protecting with the notification, the approach for submitting nominations for the election will be held from September 24 to 30.
The date of scrutiny of the nomination papers could be on October 1, whereas the final date of withdrawal of nominations could be October eight.
The election, if there is a pair of candidate, will happen on October 17. The counting of votes and the declaration of outcomes could be on October 19.