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Shashi Tharoor refuses to run for CWC chief, already ‘made point’ in Congress Prez polls

Thiruvananthapuram: Shashi Tharoor, Thiruvananthapuram MP, who ran for the party’s president post has denied to contest Congress Working Committee (CWC) chief elections. He, on Thursday, said he has already made his point in the Congress chief election and now is the time for others to “step forward”. “I’m not interested in any position for myself. […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Feb 17, 2023 16:07 IST
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Thiruvananthapuram: Shashi Tharoor, Thiruvananthapuram MP, who ran for the party’s president post has denied to contest Congress Working Committee (CWC) chief elections.

He, on Thursday, said he has already made his point in the Congress chief election and now is the time for others to “step forward”.

“I’m not interested in any position for myself. It was to make a certain point and stand up for certain principles that I contested for the (Congress) president’s post. I feel I made my point, now it is for others to step forward,” said Tharoor.

Congress constituted the Organising Committee and Reception Committee for the 85th Plenary Session of the party to be held between February 24-26 in Raipur.

The Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram said he does intend to go for the Plenary meeting although he is not interested in any position for himself. “The plenary is happening and I intend to go there,” he said.

“I believe that I don’t have anything further to show by running (for a party post) at this point, having already contested for the president’s port. It’s best that I step aside and let the process unfold,” he added.

Tharoor for Congress chief post in October 

India, last year in October, witnessed an episode of Congress’ chief election where Tharoor lost to Mallikarjun Kharge.

On where the party stands in the run-up to next general elections, Tharoor said, “My own impression is that the Congress is going well in some states and not to well in others. We need to get our act together. There’s still a year to go for the Lok Sabha elections and this time should be put to good use.”

“Congress President has constituted the Organising Committee and Reception Committee, for the 85th Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress, to be held from February 24-26, 2023, in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, as follows, with immediate effect,” the AICC said in a statement.

The Reception Committee will be headed by Mohan Markam while Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel has been made the co-chairman. The Reception Committee has 112 members.

First published on: Feb 17, 2023 04:07 PM IST

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