Following the hectic days in the run-up to the Congress presidential election, senior leader Manish Tewari finally gets time to join the party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, led by former president Rahul Gandhi.
Mayawati, who supported the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments, accused the Congress of neglecting the legacy of the “messiah of the downtrodden” Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and Dalits when it was in power.
Congress presidential elections seem to have all the drama usually associated with a polling process. On Wednesday, the day of the counting of votes, the supporters of one of the candidates, senior party leader Shashi Tharoor, wrote to the party’s poll panel, alleging irregularities.
Congress will enter a new dawn as the party’s first non-Gandhi president in more than two decades is expected to be announced by the afternoon today.
The much-anticipated Congress presidential elections saw an impressive 96 per cent turnout, according to Madhusudhan Mistry, chairman of the Congress Election Authority and veteran party leader.
A day after Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh took a swipe at senior party leader Shashi Tharoor, the party urged all its leaders and spokespersons to refrain from making any comment of any kind on any colleague contesting the elections.
With the adroit Ashok Gehlot all set to contest for the post of president of the Congress party, speculation is rife about who will be the next Chief minister of Rajasthan.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that whoever becomes the president of the Congress party should remember that he represents a set of ideas, a belief system, and the vision of India.
With the dates for filing nomination papers for the post of Congress president inching closer, Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday met party interim chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence.