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  • Contest likely to be between Kharge and Tharoor
  • Suspense over Digvijay Singh's nomination

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Ahead of filing his nomination, Shashi Tharoor, when asked about Kharge’s last minute entry said, ‘The more candidates, the better’. 

 

Congress prez poll : After Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Digvijay Sigh, senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge has decided to join the race for party leadership.

Kharge is likely to file his nomination today after noon. The contest for the post is likely to be between Kharge, Digvijaya Singh and Shashi Tharoor, ANI reported quoting sources.

Ahead of filing his nomination, Shashi Tharoor, when asked about Kharge’s last minute entry said, ‘The more candidates, the better’.

According to a report in India Today, Digvijay Singh is likely to pull out of the race after Kharge’s entry. However no official announcement has been made till the time of filing this story.

Earlier in the day Congress MP Digvijaya Singh the party leader & LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. Mallikarjun Kharge was recently sent as an observer along with Ajay Maken to Rajasthan amid the state’s political crisis after CM Ashok Gehlot declared to join the race for the party's presidential poll.

It is believed that G-23 leader Manish Tewari is also mulling to join the race.

Meanwhile, former Deputy CM of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot met interim congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday night and expressed his sentiments over Rajasthan's political storm.

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