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.