Congress presidential polls | Mallikarjun Kharge to contest, says Pramod Tiwari

Friday is the last day for filing nominations for the top party post.

September 30, 2022 11:16 am | Updated 04:20 pm IST - New Delhi:

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge. File

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge. File | Photo Credit: PTI

Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on September 30, 2022 said his colleague Mallikarjun Kharge will file nomination for the party president's election.

He said that he and P. L. Punia will be proposers for Mr. Kharge's candidature and Digvijaya Singh, who collected nomination papers on Thursday, may not contest.

Sources in the party confirmed, Mr. Singh will also be a proposer for Mr. Kharge’s nomination.

Mr. Tiwari indicated that a consensus could be reached on who will take over the top party post from Sonia Gandhi.

Mr. Kharge is likely to file his nomination papers around noon, he said.

Mr. Kharge is one of the most experienced persons in the party and he is a Dalit leader too, Mr. Tiwari said.

Friday is the last day for filing nominations for the top party post.

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