CONGRESS PARTY ELECTION: Amid Shehzad Vs Shehzada debate, Rahul Gandhi files nomination for top post

CONGRESS PARTY ELECTION: Amid Shehzad Vs Shehzada debate, Rahul Gandhi files nomination for top post

December 4, 2017

New Delhi: By end of today, Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as the Congress’ next President in place of his mother Sonia Gandhi is expected to be official. Today is the last day for filing nominations and the last chance for anyone in the party to challenge Gandhi to an election for the post. That is not expected to happen.

Rahul Gandhi, who has been the Congress’ Vice-President for almost five years, filed the nomination papers at the party’s 24 Akbar Road headquarters in New Delhi at 10.30 am, with the who’s who of the party present. Also, the party’s six Chief Ministers, among them Punjab’s Amarinder Singh, earlier seen as having been opposed to Rahul Gandhi taking his mother’s place to lead the party.

Mullappally Ramachandran, the Chairman of the Congress’ Central Election Authority, said no one in the party has so far sought to contest against Rahul Gandhi since the process of nominations opened on Friday.  If he remains the only candidate at the end of Monday, he will be announced Congress Chief.

Sonia Gandhi has been the party’s longest serving President, having led the party for 19 years since 1998.

The handover, for years expected to be a smooth transition in a party were the Nehru-Gandhi family has rarely been challenged for leadership, became controversial after a Congress leader from Maharashtra said the internal election to elect the party Chief was “rigged.”

Shehzad Poonawalla indicated he would have liked to contest the election, alleging that it is a sham since Rahul Gandhi enjoys an “unfair advantage.”

He also wrote to Rahul Gandhi demanding that he resign as Party Vice-President, enter a televised debate and “be judged on merit” rather than on his surname. Poonawalla, 30, alleged yesterday that he has an audio recording on a phone call where senior Congress leader Manish Tiwari advised him to roll-back his rebellion for the sake of his political career.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “CONGRESS PARTY ELECTION: Amid Shehzad Vs Shehzada debate, Rahul Gandhi files nomination for top post”

  1. Raj says:

    We want Rahul to lead the nation! The same congress MP votes who decided that Rahul should be the president should decide who should be the Prime minister! After all Gandhi got us freedom ! Rahul is a Gandhi! He has already shown his caliber on a daily basis! Here is a comparison of his leadership with Modi! You can watch NdTv to find out how great Rahul is!
    Rahul is a practical comedian while modi has better sense of Humor.
    Rahul is a comfort-seeker Prince of the greatest political family, while Modi comes from a poor background.
    Rahul has foreign blood, basically he is a Non-Residential Italian. On other hand Modi is just a native Indian.
    Rahul is mama’s boy and acts on the statements of his mother, a “agyakari bachcha”. Modi doesn’t travel behind his mom’s pallu.
    Rahul had a Brazilian Girl Friend who was daughter of a Drug Mafia. While Modi had to live like a saint for his duties towards his nation.
    Rahul has huge property, in India and as well as in Italy and London. Modi doesn’t have any money of his own.
    Rahul has a company in London. Modi doesn’t have any company.
    Rahul has citizenship in multiple country. Modi is just a citizen of India.
    Rahul is young and he has female admirer who can even kiss him. Rahul Gandhi once got kissed by an woman during his Assam tour. No such thing happened with Modi. Assam: Woman kisses Rahul Gandhi at a public gathering
    Rahul can speak very well in English than Modi. But Rahul is not so much fluent in Indian native language called Hindi. Afterall a man’s talent can only be judged by the way he speaks in English.
    Rahul had Rape charges against him in Sukanya murder case. Due to lack of evidence he is declared not guilty. Nobody speaks on that issue, they love him so much. Modi has been given clean chit on Gujarat riot, yet people call him mass murderer.
    When it comes to amusing people at rallies, with humorous speeches [1]
    When it comes to copying, even for writing a few lines of a condolence message [2]
    When it comes to making a fool of oneself in Loksabha, by forgetting the agenda of debate but still trying to speak [3]
    When it comes to interviews, because no matter what the question is about, answer should always be about “empowerment of women” [4]
    When it comes to being a cowardly guy, staging a scripted drama at a fallen soldier’s home [5]
    When it comes to show how grounded he is, that he doesn’t mind wearing a torn kurta at rallies [6]
    When it comes to respecting elders, he doesn’t mind letting them touch his feet [7]
    When it comes to being an obidient son and following his mother word-by-word, even if that hurts his image as a future leader [8]
    These are only a few instances I could recall right away, but there are quite a few others too, I believe where he is way ahead of Modiji.

    He is not alone though, he has a strong contender in Arvind Kejriwal.

    Rahul Gandhi is better than Modi in

    1. Parroting the same phrase ‘suit boot ki sarkar’ for all occasions and for all circumstances

    2. Adapting to sycophants of his greatest admirers Digvijay Singh, Mani Shankar Iyer, Salman Kurshid etc.

    3. With greatest audacity and anger, tearing Cabinet decision in front of the media without any thought to the repurcussions or to what he is doing.

    4. Escaping to places which nobody knows where very frequently.

    5. Taking a nap out in noise polluted Parliament easily.

    6. In his childish behaviour and attitude.

    7. His being a mama’s boy

    8. His having huge property in India and abroad

    9. His very good fluency in English whereas very poor in native languages

    10. His having multiple citizenship.

  2. Sunil says:

    How many people Contested and filed nommination? It must be a very touch competition ! There may be so many! Aspirants! , we wish you beat the competition and win! I know you are quite talented and win this race with a large margin ! Be sure to share hands with the other contestants !


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