Rahul Gandhi files his nomination papers. 

Rahul Gandhi Files Nomination For Congress President Post

Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination papers for the election to the post of Congress president on Monday, 4 December, accompanied by a host of senior party leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

Monday is the last date for filing the nominations.

Gandhi is likely to emerge as the lone candidate in the fray, and decks have been cleared for his election to the post, succeeding his mother Sonia, who has held the position for 19 years in a row.

  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi filed nomination papers for the post of party president on Monday, 4 December
  • No other candidate is expected to be in the fray
  • The election, if necessary, will be held on 16 December
  • If elected, Gandhi will succeed his mother Sonia, who has been the party president for 19 years in a row

'Cant Fool People Anymore': Shehzad Poonawalla

Speaking to ANI, disgruntled Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla alleged the possibility of a ‘dummy’ candidate taking part in the party’s internal elections for the post of president.

Mere sources mujhe bata rahe hain ki darbariyon mein baat chal rahi hai ki ek dummy candidate utara jaye taake ye election lage, lekin ab logon ki aankhon mein dhool nahi jhonk sakte (My sources tell me that there might be a ‘dummy’ candidate in the elections, so it appears to be a democratic process. But the party can no longer fool the people)
Shehzad Poonawalla

He added that despite having served the Congress for ten years, his criticism of the party had earned Modi’s praise, pinning him to be a ‘BJP agent’. He further said that Gandhi’s candidature was not a nomination but a ‘coronation’.

Poonawalla had earlier alleged that the elections were ‘rigged’ in Gandhi’s favour.

Congress Leaders Congratulate Rahul on Nomination

Senior Party Leaders File First Set of Rahul Gandhi's Nomination Papers

Senior party leaders including Kamal Nath, Sheila Dikshit, Motilal Vora and Tarun Gogoi filed first set of nominations (as proposers) for Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi Files Nomination For Congress President Post

Rahul Gandhi Files His Nomination

Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination papers in the presence of Manmohan Singh, Sheila Dikshit and other prominent leaders.

Rahul Gandhi Files Nomination For Congress President Post

Rahul Gandhi Reaches Party HQ Ahead of Filing Nomination

Rahul Gandhi reaches AICC HQ ahead of filing nomination for Congress President.

Congress Workers Reach Party Headquarters

Congress workers and leaders enter the party headquarters ahead of Rahul Gandhi filing nomination for Congress President.

Rahul Gandhi Files Nomination For Congress President Post

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Rahul Visits Manmohan Singh at His Residence

Rahul Gandhi visited former PM Dr.Manmohan Singh's residence ahead of filing nomination for Congress President.

Sonia Proposes Rahul's Name for the Top Post

Accompanied by his mother Sonia Gandhi, Singh and other senior Congress leaders, Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination papers for the election to the top Congress post on 4 December, the last date for filing of nominations.

According to party sources, there were apprehensions among the party leaders earlier over the incumbent president being among the proposers to Rahul Gandhi's candidature.

The sources said that Sonia Gandhi will be the first proposer in one of the four nominations Rahul Gandhi will file.

The former prime minister will be the lead proposer in another set of nomination form.

There are going to be over 75 nomination forms in favour of Rahul Gandhi that will be filed tomorrow, the sources said.

Congress Leader Shehzad Poonawalla Alleges 'Rigging' in Cong Prez Polls

Labelling the Congress’ presidential elections ‘rigged’, the secretary of the party’s Maharashtra unit Shehzad Poonawalla on 29 November demanded that Rahul Gandhi first resign from his post before contesting for the top post.

Poonawalla added that he would also contest the election if it were conducted in a ‘genuine’ manner.

Calling the election a ‘selection’ rather than a democratic process, Poonawalla expressed his interest in contesting the elections, subject to some conditions, which included ‘genuine’ elections and Rahul’s resignation from his post of Congress vice president.