Mallikarjun Kharge joins Congress contest, to file nomination papers today: sources


Mallikarjun Kharge Joins Contest For New Congress Chief: Sources

Mallikarjun Kharge will file his nomination for the Congress election today, sources said. (File)

New Delhi:

Mallikarjun Kharge is the latest to join the contest for Congress president as the likely “official” candidate, said sources. The Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha will file his nomination for the October 17 election today as the third candidate alongside with Digvijaya Singh and Shashi Tharoor, they said.

Mr Kharge’s candidature is being seen as the last-minute choice of the party as today is the last day of application for the contest. Mr Tharoor and Mr Singh too are expected to file their nomination today.

If elected, Mr Kharge might have to resign as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha in accordance with the party’s ‘one person one post’ rule.

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