Shashi Tharoor’s Comment Sparks Buzz Over His Run For Congress President

New Delhi: Several senior leaders left Congress has triggered something outlandish in the party and the leadership is likely to be changed now.

Congress party is all set to elect the new president on October 17 and the party is most likely to see a contest this time.

The party which has never seen ‘a not’ Gandhi family man for over two decades, is likely to see a strong leader this time as Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor has created a buzz about declaring his candidacy as he called for a contest with ‘several candidates’.

In an article he wrote for the Malayalam daily, ‘Mathrubhumi’, Congress MP said that electing a fresh president is a start towards the revitalization the party badly needs.

“Still, electing a fresh president is a start towards the revitalisation the Congress badly needs,” he said, highlighting that he or she “should have a plan to fix what ails the party, as well as a vision for India. After all, a political party is an instrument to serve the country, not an end in itself.”

“Allowing members of the party drawn from the AICC and PCC delegates to determine who will lead the party from these key positions, would have helped legitimize the incoming set of leaders and give them a credible mandate to lead the party,” said Tharoor, who was among the group of 23 leaders, who wrote to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in 2020 demanding organisational reforms.

Facing internal upheaval, the Congress on Sunday announced that the election for its president would be held on October 17. The result will be declared on October 19.

The notification for the election will be issued on September 22, while the filing of nomination would begin on September 24 and continue till September 30.

At the press conference where the party announced the schedule, AICC general secretary organisation K C Venugopal said, “Anybody can contest the election. It is an open election.”

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