New Delhi: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and former Union Minister Manish Tewari are reportedly preparing to contest for the Congress presidential poll.
Citing sources reports said that Tewari, one of the vocal critics of the Congress leadership, and Kamal Nath, one of the longest serving and most senior Congress members, may contest Congress president elections.
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Digvijay Singh also in the race
Besides the names of Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Ashok Gehlot, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh is also believed to be the contender of the party’s president polls.
Reports quoting sources said that Digvijay Singh, is a likely contender for the post of party president, and will reach Delhi today where he is likely to meet interim president Sonia Gandhi.
Yesterday, Digvijaya Singh, in an interview to NDTV, suggested that he could run for Congress president.
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When he was asked whether he would prefer Ashok Gehlot or Shashi Tharoor in the leadership role, Digvijaya Singh said: “Let’s see. I am not ruling myself out also, why do you want to keep me out?”
He added: “Everyone has the right to contest…You will know the answer on the evening of 30th.” Those interested in running for Congress chief can apply till September 30.