Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, declared his candidacy for the position of Congress president on Friday. He said that Rahul Gandhi has made it plain that “no member of the Gandhi family” will succeed him as the party’s leader.
Gehlot, who is in Kerala for the Bharat Jodo Yatra, said in a statement to the media, “As I have stated, I would ask Rahul Gandhi to accept this position after resolutions have been passed by all Congress Committees. No one from the Gandhi family will succeed him as leader, he made plain. He said that he had made the decision to elect a non-Gandhi family member as the party’s leader for a variety of reasons “.
When questioned about the BJP’s claims of nepotism, he responded, “In 2019, Rahul Gandhi stated that he would work harder without a job. In the working committee, he had made this statement. He asserted that he still stands by his promise to serve for the party without receiving a position, as the party demands.”
The post-election for president of Congress will take place on October 17, and the results will be announced on October 19.