Sonia Gandhi in a meeting with Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Wed said that the party's presidential election will be free & fair adding she will not endorse any candidate. The issue of Rajasthan in the event of Gehlot joining national politics was also discussed. 

Gehlot is tipped to file his nomination next week for the Congress President's post; however, he is reportedly reluctant to leave the Chief Minister's chair in Rajasthan. The Congress Presidential election is scheduled to be held on Oct 17. 

     

Sonia Gandhi not to give personal approval to any candidate for Congress president polls: Sources

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Sonia Gandhi in a meeting with Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday told Rajasthan CM that the party's presidential election will be free and fair adding she won't give her personal approval to anyone, sources said.

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Ashok Gehlot, who is most likely to contest the poll to elect the next Congress President scheduled to be held on October 17, met interim party chief Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.

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The sources said that the issue of Rajasthan in the event of Gehlot joining national politics was also discussed, but their is no official word on it yet.

Gehlot is tipped to file his nomination next week for the Congress President's post; however, he is reportedly reluctant to leave the Chief Minister's chair in Rajasthan.

However, Gehlot also said that the party wants Rahul Gandhi to take over as the next Congress President.