Over 70 nominations likely to be filed for Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as Congress chief
New Delhi: The Congress is predicted to place up a present of power on December four when Congress vice chairman Rahul Gandhi recordsdata his nomination for the put up of get together chief with over 70 units of nomination papers more likely to be filed supporting his candidature.
Congress Chief Ministers, state unit chiefs and senior leaders are anticipated to be current on the get together`s central workplace to precise their assist for Rahul Gandhi over his elevation, which has been within the works for lengthy.
Mullappally Ramachandran, the returning officer for the election, instructed IANS that 74 nomination types have been taken by completely different states.
Aside from states and union territories, senior leaders together with Manmohan Singh, A.Ok. Antony, Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi Azad are more likely to submit units of nomination papers.
Get together sources mentioned the leaders will come to indicate their sturdy assist for Rahul Gandhi, who can also be the get together`s primary campaigner.
“Vital leaders of the get together might be on the AICC to precise solidarity for Rahul Gandhi,” a celebration office-bearer mentioned.
Rahul Gandhi will signal the nomination papers however it’s not but clear if he’ll come to file the nomination personally. Sources mentioned that no nomination paper has to this point been submitted to the returning officer. The method of nomination began on Friday.
Rahul Gandhi is main the get together`s marketing campaign in Gujarat meeting ballot the place elections might be held on December 9 and 14.
His elevation has been talked about in get together circles for about two years and can now happen as end result of the get together`s organisational elections.
The final date of submitting nominations is December four and Gandhi is predicted to be the one candidate within the fray.
He could possibly be declared the subsequent get together chief on December 5 after scrutiny of nominations.
Gandhi grew to become Congres Vice President in January 2013 and can succeed his mom Sonia Gandhi, who’s the longest-serving chief of the get together, having been on the helm from 1998.