New Delhi: The Congress party is going to get a new president in the next few days bht this time the President of the Congress will not be from the Gandhi family.
Ashok Gehlot had said on Friday that Rahul Gandhi has made it clear that no one from the Gandhi family will take charge of the party. However, many party leaders wanted that Rahul Gandhi should become the President again. Rahul Gandhi had indicated this only after the defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress had to face a crushing defeat. Rahul Gandhi was in the post of president and he resigned from the post of president taking responsibility for the defeat. After submitting his resignation, he had said that the next Congress president would be from outside the Gandhi family. At the same time, during the India Joint Tour, he said that he stands by his old stand.
What else did Rahul Gandhi say while resigning?
Rahul Gandhi had said that I take responsibility for the defeat of the party in the Lok Sabha elections. “Accountability is important for the development of our party. For this reason, I have resigned from the post of president. It is a matter of pride for me to be Congress president.”
Rahul Gandhi had said, “For the defeat in 2019, the party needs to be reorganized. For the party’s defeat, people collectively will have to take tough decisions. It would be very wrong to hold everyone responsible for the party’s defeat, but being the party president, I should run away from my responsibility.”
Who will be the next Congress president?
Nominations for the Congress president’s election will be filed from today. The nomination process will begin today. After a long wait and a lot of struggle, the election for the post of Congress president is being held. After many years, it is happening that no one from the Gandhi family is standing in the elections.
At present, 2 names are in the forefront for the post of president and they are considered to contest the election. However, in 2-3 days, the situation will be clear who will stake their claim for the president and who will win it.
The first name is Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Ashok has the heaviest edge. He has also said that he will discharge the responsibility given to him by the party high command. At the same time, the name of Shashi Tharoor is leading as the second candidate. There can be many reasons for this. Amidst all this, there is now talk that Manish Tewari can also file a nomination for the post of president.