27 November Sunday

Shashi Tharoor Files Nomination Papers; Will Compete Mallikarjun Kharge; Digvijay Drops Out

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Friday Sep 30, 2022

New Delhi : Shashi Tharoor filed nomination papers tin race for   post as Congress  president. The papers were filed Friday morning at AICC headquarters where the MP arrived.

Tharoor  visited Rajgath paying respects to Mahatma Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi before proceeding to file in   nomination.

Meanwhile, Mallikarjun Kharge, the High Command candidate, emerged as consensus face of Congress  with Digvijay backing out. Thus the contest for top post now entails  Mallikarjun Vs Tharoor.

According to sources, Mallikarjun will resign his post as Opposition Leader in Rajya Sabha and hand it to Digvijay, in keeping with Congress’s one leader one post. The nomination filing deadlines ends 3 pm today.