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Rahul Gandhi to file election for celebration president post on Monday; Narendra Modi buffoons at Congress

NEW DELHI: < a href=http://zeenews.india.com/india/rahul-gandhis-office-insulted-me-claims-shehzad-poonawalla-2062688.html target=_ blank > Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination papers for

the party president’s post on Monday. Decks have been cleared for electing Rahul Gandhi as the brand-new Congress president, succeeding his mother Sonia Gandhi, who has held the post for 19 years in a row now.The Congress vice president is likely to reach the party headquarters around 10.30 am to file his nomination. He will sign sets of nomination documents to be filed before the Returning Officer.The Congress

set the ball rolling for the election of a new celebration president with the issue of survey notice on Saturday.Rahul Gandhi is likely to emerge as the lone prospect in the fray.The last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 11, and the poll, if needed, will be held on December 16 and the counting will happen on December 19.

6 Chief Ministers– Punjab’s Amarinder Singh, Karnataka’s Siddaramaiah, Himachal Pradesh’s Virbhadra Singh, Puducherry’s V. Narayanasamy, Meghalaya’s Mukul Sangma and Mizoram’s Lal Thanhawla– are expected to be present when over 90 sets of nomination documents are likely to be submitted by various leaders to extend support to Rahul Gandhi’s candidature.Rahul Gandhi ended up being

the Congres Vice President in January 2013. Maharashtra Congress secretary

Shehzad Poonawalla has called the procedure to elect celebration president as’ rigged’. Poonawalla has stated Rahul Gandhi’s elevation is a’choice not an election ‘. While dealing with a rally in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mocked at the Congress over the upcoming election of its president.He declared the celebration had a history of rigging organisational polls.The outcome of the

election to the top post in the Congress was an inevitable conclusion, Modi stated while dealing with a rally in Gujarats Surendranagar district.” If you do not have democracy in your house (celebration )how can you practice it in the nation,”Modi asked.

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