Putting an end to speculation ahead of the upcoming presidential election of Congress, party veteran and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh arrived at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday morning to compose his nomination documents.
“I have come here to collect nomination papers and probably to file my papers tomorrow,” he told reporters.
The expert party leader on Wednesday indicated his intention to dispute the choices. Some party leaders believe that the move is an attempt to put pressure on Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who is contesting the election, to accept the leadership’s desire to compete for the top post and be elected to the state. I will leave the decision on his successor to the Gandhi family. The growth comes amid a standoff between the party and Gehlot in Rajasthan.
Before reaching the national capital, the former Madhya Pradesh CM was in Kerala along with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for the India Jodi Yatra.
Speaking to ANI, Digvijay Singh said, “I am here to fill out the (nomination) form, and then I will be back to join the Bharat Jodi Yatra. Each PCC representative has the right to contest the presidential election. Singh said he did not discuss his nomination with the “Nehru-Gandhi family”. I met many senior leaders, including AK Antony and Kharge Ji.
Singh said, ‘The Nehru-Gandhi family will remain our leader. Whoever becomes the party president will work under his leadership. Our priority is to see how the country’s situation improves; we will not allow the country to be divided or the Constitution to be weakened.”
Singh will also contest against Shashi Tharoor. While the last date for filing nominations is September 30, the elections will be held on October 17.