Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, who is likely one of the candidates within the celebration’s forthcoming president election, immediately stated he had advised Shashi Tharoor, the opposite candidate within the fray, that “it’s significantly better to have a consensus candidate for the president’s publish”. He additionally stated that it was on the insistence of senior celebration leaders that he determined to struggle for the celebration president’s publish.
Explaining the rationale behind his choice to contest the election, he stated: “As Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi did not wish to struggle the elections, I used to be requested by my senior colleagues to contest the elections. I am not combating towards anybody. I am combating for the ideology of the Congress celebration.”
He additional stated: “The established order and alter that Dr Tharoor has been speaking about will likely be determined by the delegates and the All India Congress Committee. One individual won’t be taking the calls, it will be taken collectively.”
He added: “I am beginning my election marketing campaign on the delivery anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. I’ve all the time fought and struggled for my ideology and ethics. I have been Chief of the Opposition, minister and MLA for a number of years. I wish to struggle once more now and take ahead those self same ethics and beliefs.”
Additional explaining his candidature, Mr Kharge stated: “I’m not contesting solely as a Dalit chief. I am contesting as a Congress chief and can proceed to take action.”
Election for the Congress president will likely be held on October 17 and votes will likely be counted on October 19.