Gandhi family not fighting for congressional presidential polls, claims Ashok Gehlot


Ashok Gehlot said in Kerala that he will soon submit his nomination for the Congress presidential election. He claimed that Rahul Gandhi has said that no one of the Gandhi family should be the next president. Image Courtesy of TNZT

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has claimed that the Gandhi family will not stand as a candidate in the upcoming Congressional presidential election.

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According to Ashok Gehlot, Congresswoman Rahul Gandhi has made it clear that none of the Gandhi family should become the next president of the party. This statement by Rahul Gandhi comes at a time when the battle for the post of Congress president has intensified.

Speaking to the media in Kerala on Friday, Ashok Gehlot said: “I have asked him (Rahul Gandhi) several times to accept everyone’s offer to become president of the congress. He made it clear that none of the Gandhi family should be the next head.”

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Ashok Gehlot said he will be submitting his election nomination soon. He said the opposition must be strong given the current situation in the country.

Ashok Gehlot and Congressman Shashi Tharoor are seen as possible candidates for the post of President of Congress ahead of the upcoming elections. However, congressional committees are holding meetings across the country to pass a resolution stating that party officials want to see Rahul Gandhi as the next congressional president.

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