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Congress presidential ballot: Party asks spokespersons to chorus from commenting on candidates

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NEW DELHI: A day after Congress chief Gourav Vallabh taunted Shashi Tharoor over his possible AICC president ballot bid, the social gathering on Friday urged all its spokespersons and communication division workplace bearers to chorus from commenting on any colleague contesting the elections.

In the primary indicator of leaders taking sides within the upcoming contest for the highest publish, Vallabh had additionally voiced help for an additional contender, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who many consider has the backing of the present management.

According to sources, AICC basic secretary in-charge Communications Jairam Ramesh, in a message to all spokespersons and workplace bearers of the communication division, stated, “I would strongly urge all spokespersons and office bearers of Communications Department of AICC to refrain from making any comment of any kind on any colleague of ours contesting the elections for the post of Congress president.”

“We all have our individual preferences but our job is to only highlight that the Congress is the only political party to have a democratic and transparent system in place for election to the post of its president,” he stated.

Ramesh instructed the spokespersons and workplace bearers of the communications division that their job is to focus on that the Congress is the one political social gathering in India to have an impartial election authority to conduct organisational elections, the sources stated.

“A person wanting to contest needs no nod from anybody to do so except from 10 PCC delegates for filing nomination form. The election authority ensures free and fair elections. Spokespersons have to ensure that elections are seen to be free and fair,” Ramesh stated.

“If elections have to be held on October 17th so be it. We welcome it. Even so the focus of the entire party organisation should be and indeed is to make the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which has already evoked tremendous response even more of a resounding success,” the sources quoted the Congress basic secretary as saying in his message.

Vallabh can also be a celebration spokesperson however he asserted his feedback have been as a Congress employee and never spokesperson.

“Like crores of workers, my first wish is that Rahul Gandhi Ji should provide his leadership to the Congress and the country. But if Rahul Gandhi ji remains steadfast on his decision (of not taking up the Congress chief post) and one has to choose between the two names that are appearing in public discussion, then there is no comparison between the two,” Vallabh had stated in a collection of tweets in Hindi.

On the one hand, there’s Gehlot who has the expertise of being a Union minister, 3 times chief minister, 5 instances MP, 5 instances MLA, and who has defeated Narendra Modi-Amit Shah in a direct contest and who has had 45 years of “spotless” political life, he stated.

“On the other hand there is Shashi Tharoor sahib who has made only one major contribution to the party in the last eight years — sent letters to Congress President Sonia Gandhi ji when she was hospitalised, this act caused pain to crores of party workers like me. The choice is very simple and clear,” he had stated.

Vallabh’s remarks have been a reference to the letter despatched by a bunch of 23 leaders, together with Tharoor, to Sonia Gandhi in 2020 in search of large-scale reforms within the social gathering.

In a late evening tweet, Tharoor posted former US president Theodore Roosevelt’s well-known speech often called “The Man in the Arena”.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat,” Roosevelt had stated within the speech posted by Tharoor.

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— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 22, 2022

Many noticed the publish by Tharoor as his response to Vallabh and different critics, in addition to a reference to his possible All India Congress Committee (AICC) presidential publish run.

After over 20 years, the Congress is ready to see a contest for the publish of social gathering chief.

Gehlot and Tharoor are being seen because the probably contenders.

The Congress’ central election authority on Thursday issued a notification for the AICC president polls, setting the ball rolling for electing the successor to the longest-serving social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi.

Tharoor on Monday had met Sonia Gandhi and expressed his intention to contest the upcoming AICC chief polls, whereas the Congress president conveyed that she would keep “neutral” within the elections, in accordance with sources.

Sonia Gandhi welcomed the thought of extra folks contesting the polls and dispelled the notion that there can be an “official candidate”.

NEW DELHI: A day after Congress chief Gourav Vallabh taunted Shashi Tharoor over his possible AICC president ballot bid, the social gathering on Friday urged all its spokespersons and communication division workplace bearers to chorus from commenting on any colleague contesting the elections.

In the primary indicator of leaders taking sides within the upcoming contest for the highest publish, Vallabh had additionally voiced help for an additional contender, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who many consider has the backing of the present management.

According to sources, AICC basic secretary in-charge Communications Jairam Ramesh, in a message to all spokespersons and workplace bearers of the communication division, stated, “I would strongly urge all spokespersons and office bearers of Communications Department of AICC to refrain from making any comment of any kind on any colleague of ours contesting the elections for the post of Congress president.”

“We all have our individual preferences but our job is to only highlight that the Congress is the only political party to have a democratic and transparent system in place for election to the post of its president,” he stated.

Ramesh instructed the spokespersons and workplace bearers of the communications division that their job is to focus on that the Congress is the one political social gathering in India to have an impartial election authority to conduct organisational elections, the sources stated.

“A person wanting to contest needs no nod from anybody to do so except from 10 PCC delegates for filing nomination form. The election authority ensures free and fair elections. Spokespersons have to ensure that elections are seen to be free and fair,” Ramesh stated.

“If elections have to be held on October 17th so be it. We welcome it. Even so the focus of the entire party organisation should be and indeed is to make the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which has already evoked tremendous response even more of a resounding success,” the sources quoted the Congress basic secretary as saying in his message.

Vallabh can also be a celebration spokesperson however he asserted his feedback have been as a Congress employee and never spokesperson.

“Like crores of workers, my first wish is that Rahul Gandhi Ji should provide his leadership to the Congress and the country. But if Rahul Gandhi ji remains steadfast on his decision (of not taking up the Congress chief post) and one has to choose between the two names that are appearing in public discussion, then there is no comparison between the two,” Vallabh had stated in a collection of tweets in Hindi.

On the one hand, there’s Gehlot who has the expertise of being a Union minister, 3 times chief minister, 5 instances MP, 5 instances MLA, and who has defeated Narendra Modi-Amit Shah in a direct contest and who has had 45 years of “spotless” political life, he stated.

“On the other hand there is Shashi Tharoor sahib who has made only one major contribution to the party in the last eight years — sent letters to Congress President Sonia Gandhi ji when she was hospitalised, this act caused pain to crores of party workers like me. The choice is very simple and clear,” he had stated.

Vallabh’s remarks have been a reference to the letter despatched by a bunch of 23 leaders, together with Tharoor, to Sonia Gandhi in 2020 in search of large-scale reforms within the social gathering.

In a late evening tweet, Tharoor posted former US president Theodore Roosevelt’s well-known speech often called “The Man in the Arena”.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat,” Roosevelt had stated within the speech posted by Tharoor.

pic.twitter.com/SAexs4Ct4W

— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 22, 2022

Many noticed the publish by Tharoor as his response to Vallabh and different critics, in addition to a reference to his possible All India Congress Committee (AICC) presidential publish run.

After over 20 years, the Congress is ready to see a contest for the publish of social gathering chief.

Gehlot and Tharoor are being seen because the probably contenders.

The Congress’ central election authority on Thursday issued a notification for the AICC president polls, setting the ball rolling for electing the successor to the longest-serving social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi.

Tharoor on Monday had met Sonia Gandhi and expressed his intention to contest the upcoming AICC chief polls, whereas the Congress president conveyed that she would keep “neutral” within the elections, in accordance with sources.

Sonia Gandhi welcomed the thought of extra folks contesting the polls and dispelled the notion that there can be an “official candidate”.