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Manish Tewari entering Congress president poll fray?

Updated on: 23 September,2022 11:59 AM IST  |  New Delhi
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Every candidate requires 10 Pradesh Congress committee delegates to propose his/her name for the candidature

Manish Tewari entering Congress president poll fray?

Manish Tewari with locals of Dugri village in his parliamentary constituency Sri Anandpur Sahib, on Thursday. Pic/Twitter


Former Union Minister Manish Tewari is also preparing to contest the Congress presidential poll, said sources close to him, adding that he was in his parliamentary constituency Sri Anandpur Sahib to meet the Punjab party delegates—the voters in the poll. Every candidate requires 10 Pradesh Congress committee delegates to propose his/her name for the candidature.


Tewari is part of the G-23, a group of critics of the Congress leadership who had written to Sonia Gandhi seeking reforms in the party. Interestingly, he is the only leader from the group considering to contest for the post. The Congress’ central election authority on Thursday issued a notification for the AICC president polls.

According to the notification, the process for filing nominations for the election will be held from September 24 to 30. The date of scrutiny of the nomination papers would be on October 1, while the last date of withdrawal of nominations would be October 8. The election, if there is more than one candidate, will take place on October 17. The counting of votes and the declaration of results would be on October 19.


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Amid hectic political lobbying, there is a likely contest between Ashok Gehlot and Shashi Tharoor while Suresh Pachauri also met Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, besides Mukul Wasnik and Pawan Bansal. In a first indicator of leaders taking sides in the upcoming contest for the top post, Vallabh voiced support for Gehlot, but hit out at Tharoor, saying his “only major contribution” to the party was to send letters to Sonia Gandhi when she was hospitalised.

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