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Congress President Polls: Ashok Gehlot out, Digvijaya Singh in race

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Digvijaya Singh today announced that he will run for Congress President next month. He will be contending against Shashi Tharoor in the October 17 election for a new Congress chief.

This will be the first ever in over 20 years without a Gandhi vying for the top post. Earlier, the Congress leader was evasive about contesting for the party president. The veteran picked up 10 nomination forms from the Congress office on Thursday and declared that he would file his papers on Friday. Tomorrow will be the last day for applications.

“I have come to collect nomination papers,” Digvijaya Singh told reporters. Kerala’s Shashi Tharoor will also file his papers tomorrow.

Digvijaya Singh to contest for Congress President

However, Ashok Gehlot was widely seen as Gandhis’ first choice until he expressed his reluctance to hand over the job of Rajasthan CM.

Ashok Gehlot announced today that he will not contest the Congress presidential polls. The Congress loyalist met party president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Thursday.

Digvijaya Singh now faces Shashi Tharoor in the race for Congress President. The 75-year-old Digvijaya Singh is a longtime loyalist of the Gandhi family.

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Hina Fatima Khan
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Multi-media Journalist based in India with an experience of 7 years in the industry, Hina Fatima Khan works as a Senior Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. Her areas of interest are Politics, Business, History and World Affairs. She is also a Space enthusiast and enjoys scrabble in the Newspapers. She has done Masters in Convergent Journalism from Mass communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University.
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