Congress President election: Senior leader Digvijay Singh joins the race

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh traveled from Bhopal to Delhi late today evening, his supporters said, after filing his nomination for the party president’s post Kamal Nath told reporters in Madhya Pradesh that his focus would be on the state. “I cannot do justice to the post of national president of a party like Congress. MP assembly elections are due in less than a year and my eyes are fixed on that. When asked whether Digvijay Singh can file his nomination for the post, he categorically said: “You have to ask this question to Digvijay Singh ji”.

The conversation with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot remained in limbo till the time of writing. Gehlot was to meet party president Sonia Gandhi at 2 pm, the meeting was adjourned till 5 pm and it was not clear when the meeting took place. Meanwhile Gandhi was locked in with party veteran AK Antony to figure out how to defuse the crisis.

The nomination process ends on September 30, with only Shashi Tharoor in the running so far. Tharoor will file his nomination papers on September 30.

Singh, is currently part of india couple travelhad said a week ago that he was not ruling himself out as party chief, but later publicly said he was not interested.

In Jaipur, several ministers close to Gehlot said that he has been elected for a five-year term and will complete his term as chief minister. “Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot will visit Delhi this evening. He will further inform the party’s central leadership about the opinion of the 102 MLAs. CM Gehlot is not resigning today, there is no such talks”, loyalist PS Khachariawas told local reporters.

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Supporters of Sachin Pilot, who are also in Delhi, said that Pilot may consider the proposal to make him the chief minister along with two deputy chief ministers from the Gehlot camp. But this was rejected by a former CWC member, who said that after trying to break the party and enabling the BJP to form the government, Sonia Gandhi would not be the one to raise the pilot in situations where he was under pressure. can be seen.

With the nomination deadline approaching, there was no clarity on who would get the job and whether there would be a contest – or if the election would simply be postponed.