Edited By: Vikas Mavi
30 September 2022(New Delhi): Congress leader Digvijaya Singh announced on Friday that he will not run for party president and will instead propose Mallikarjun Kharge’s candidacy. He stated that he has worked for Congress his entire life and will continue to do so. After Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot dropped out of the race, Singh expressed his desire to run for the top party position and collected ten sets of nomination papers on Thursday.
Digvijaya Singh meets with Kharge at his home
Mallikarjun Kharge, senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, will file his nomination for the party presidential polls after meeting interim president Sonia Gandhi on Friday, the last day for filing nomination papers for the post. Earlier in the day, Digvijaya Singh met Kharge at his home after Kharge emerged as the Gandhis’ top choice for the party’s presidential nominations.
Sachin Pilot and Sonia Gandhi discussed the crisis in the party
The G-23 leaders, including Manish Tewari, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and Prithviraj Chavan, met late Thursday night at Anand Sharma’s residence but did not reveal the details of the meeting. Congress leader Sachin Pilot met Sonia Gandhi on Thursday night and discussed the crisis in the party’s Rajasthan unit, later saying the Congress chief would make “positive decisions” about the state. Pilot said he spent about an hour at Gandhi’s residence, where Congress General Secretary (Organization) K C Venugopal was also present, and conveyed his feelings to the party president.
All Congress leaders should refrain from making public statements
The Congress also threatened strict disciplinary action against its leaders in Rajasthan who made public statements about internal party matters, as well as against other functionaries. Venugopal stated in an advisory that all Congress leaders at all levels should refrain from making public statements against other leaders or about internal party matters.