Rahul Gandhi advised that whoever becomes the Congress President will have to follow the party’s rule of ‘one person, one post.

The process of nomination in Congress started on Saturday. On Thursday, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that he hopes that the ‘one man-one post’ resolution taken in Udaipur given the election of the Congress President will be maintained. He said, “What we decided at Udaipur, we expect that commitment to be maintained.” 


This statement by Mr. Gandhi has come at a time when Chief Minister (CM) Ashok Gehlot has shown an interest in becoming the National President of Congress while staying in the CM post. While agreeing, Gehlot, who claimed the post of President, said that whoever reaches the senior position in the party should hold only one post because he has to handle it across the country.

In May this year, the party organized Chintan Shivir in Udaipur. This camp was considered to be the biggest reorganization of the party to date. As a result of this camp, the resolution of the One Man-One Post passed. 

There is a tussle in the Indian National Congress(INC) for the post of National President. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot is a strong contender. On the other hand, Congress Member of Parliament (MP) from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, also showed his desire to be President. Some want to see Rahul Gandhi as President again. Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh has been out of the race. By the way, the possibility of some other leaders also entering the electoral fray cannot be ruled out.

The Congress party’s senior leader, Shashi Tharoor, gave a clear indication of entering the election season. The possibility has now become stronger that, after 22 years, the head of the country’s oldest party will be elected through elections. Tharoor reached the Congress headquarters and met Madhusudan Mistry, the head of the party’s Central Election Authority, and inquired about the process of nomination.

What did Rahul Gandhi say?

Rahul gave direct advice in talks to the leaders like CM Ashok Gehlot who have ambitions of two posts in the Congress. He said that the position you are occupying is historic. The one who takes that post has to see the whole of India. This is not an organizational post of the party. This is the ideal designation, which symbolizes a system. 

What did Sonia Gandhi say?

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at 4 PM in Delhi, a day before the notification for the election of the Congress President was issued. Sonia Gandhi said to Ashok Gehlot in their two hours meeting that the election of the party’s president would be free and fair. She will not give her approval to anyone. She also made it clear that the principle of ‘one person-one post’ will come to the fore when the candidate is finalized and the candidate will win.

Ashok Gehlot’s action

Before the meeting with Mrs. Gandhi, Gehlot had bluntly said that he would accept the party’s decision, but before that he would make one last attempt to convince Rahul Gandhi to become the president. Gehlot also indicated in Delhi that he can handle the responsibilities of both the president and the chief minister.

So, who will be Rajasthan’s Chief Minister

However, it is not clear if present CM Gehlot has to step down from the post of Chief Minister in the event of becoming the President, then who will be given this responsibility in his place? It is believed that in such a situation, Gehlot would like someone close to him to become the Chief Minister, although leaders close to Sachin Pilot say that this responsibility should be handed over to Mr. Pilot given the assembly elections to be held next year. see about when Two more state units are attempting to re-elect Rahul Gandhi as Congress President.

Harshika Yadav

A trainee journalist and an English Journalism alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.


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