Here's Rahul Gandhi's advice to anyone aspiring to be Congress President

As per the notification, the filing of nominations will be held between September 24 and 30.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 04:00 PM IST
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Here is Rahul Gandhi's advice to anyone aspiring to be Congress President | Photo: PTI

Mumbai: The Congress' central election authority issued notification for the AICC president polls. As per the notification, the filing of nominations will be held between September 24 and 30.

The Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi's also shared a piece of advice for the aspiring candidates to be Congress President. He said that 'it is not a post, but a belief system that represents the vision of the country'.

"My advice (to the Congress president) would be that whoever becomes the chief should remember he represents a set of ideas, a belief system, and the vision of India," he said.

Speaking about his ongoing 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', he said, "The idea was to go from one end of India to the other end of India. Frankly, we can't walk 10,000 km either. We have a view on what needs to be done in UP, a very clear view."

"The evaluation of the Left government in Kerala is better done by the leadership of the Congress in Kerala. My goal for this yatra is to spread across the people of India that the hatred, violence and arrogance that is now visible in our country is not good for our country," he said on the LDF-led government in Kerala.

"Kerala has been, frankly, an overwhelming success. People have been coming out regardless of their (political) affiliations. That is very, very encouraging."

Additionally, the Wayanad MP also noted that the Opposition's unity is also important to fight the BJP and the RSS. "I do think that it is very important that the Opposition parties come together. That is required to fight the ideology, the financial power and the institutional power as a result of the capture of the BJP and the RSS," he said.

Congress issues a notification for party presidential polls

The Congress' central election authority issued notification for the AICC president polls. As per the notification, while the nomination forms will be available from today onwards, the filing of nominations will be held between September 24 and 30.

Scrutiny of nominations will take place on October 1, and on the same day, a valid candidate list will be published. The last date of withdrawal is October 8, following which a final list will be published. While the party presidential poll will be held on October 17, counting will take place on October 19.

Amid hectic political lobbying, there is a likely contest between Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and party MP Shashi Tharoor, while former Union Minister Suresh Pachauri also met Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, along with Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Wasnik and party leader Pawan Bansal.

Gehlot met Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, and the meeting lasted for two hours, after which he left for Kerala to join Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'.

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