Congress President Polls: Another Twist, Midnight Meeting, Kharge’s Wild – card Entry: Digvijaya Set To Step Back!

The elections for the Congress President post, have actually turned out to be the biggest political mystery today. Furthermore, after Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot stepping back, and former CM as well as one of the top loyalists of the Gandhi family, Digvijaya Singh, came into picture, it had been speculated that now it would be and easy win for Digvijaya Singh.

But there is a saying in the Indian political space – “Nothing is predictable in the Indian National Congress”. Moreover, last night, suddenly Rajya Sabha MP and Leader Of the opposition, Mallikarjun kharge, met the Congress interim chief Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, at Priyanka Gandhi’s residence, giving another twist in the race for the top post in the Indian National Congress.

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Furthermore, today, as stated by Madhusudan Mistry, the general secretary of the AICC, Digvijaya Singh as well as Shashi Tharoor will be filing their nominations after 12:15 PM, whereas Mallikarjun Kharge would file his nomination at around 2:30 PM. Subsequently, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari will be the proposer of Mr. Kharge. 

With Kharge’s entry in the race, the battle for the Congress president post has turned into a three cornered contest between him, Digvijaya Singh and Shashi Tharoor. However, the political pundits believe that after Kharge’s entry, Digvijaya Singh may step back. As believed, Mr. Digvijaya may not file his nomination today, or if he does, will take back his name by 4th of October. 

If that happens, it will be a clear edge for Mallikarjun Kharge over Shashi Tharoor. Likewise, Mr. Tharoor has already cleared that it will be a friendly fight. Though, the long going drama with first Ashok Gehlot coming in, then stepping away after Rajasthan’s crisis, then Digvijaya Singh’s entry, and now the news that Mallikarjun Kharge will also file the nomination, has created a confusion amongst the party delegates. 

However, it will be interesting to see what happens next. Will Digvijaya Singh step back? Or will it be a three cornered contest? No one knows yet, but in the coming two to three days, the situation will be clear!

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