Digvijay Singh may enter the fray for the Congress President polls
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is likely to run for the party president's post even as the old grand party scrambles to find a candidate with barely two days left for the nomination process to end and its president Sonia Gandhi holding consultations with party veterans.
The way some ministers and MLAs in Rajasthan crossed every limit of discipline was inappropriate, says Singh Deo
"The way some ministers and MLAs (in Rajasthan) crossed every limit of discipline was inappropriate..It is not acceptable that they boycotted observers sent by the party high command and skipped the meeting (of Congress legislature party)," Singh Deo said on Wednesday.
Chhattisgarh minster Singh Deo slams MLAs loyal to Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
Chhattisgarh minister TS Singh Deo on Wednesday slammed Congress MLAs loyal to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for indiscipline and "disobeying" the observers sent by the party high command, which was "inappropriate". He also wondered how a senior leader like Gehlot could not control the MLAs and such a situation surfaced.
Sonia meets Antony; Cong sources indicate Digvijay may run for AICC President post
With the Rajasthan crisis casting a shadow on the Congress' presidential polls, party chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday met senior party leader A K Antony even as party sources indicated that former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh could be in the race for the presidency. The meeting with Antony comes days after an open rebellion by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot loyalists on a possible leadership change in the state after indications that Gehlot was backed by the party's top leadership as Gandhi's successor.
Congress President elections being held because Rahul Gandhi refused to take up party's reins: Kamal Nath
Congres sleader Kamal Nath said that the elections for the Congress president's post are being held as Rahul Gandhi refused to take up the party's reins. "I talked to Rahul Gandhi and urged him to contest so that all this (ongoing uproar) could be ended. I told him things are getting complicated. But he said he does not want to become (the party president)," Nath told reporters here on Wednesday in reply to a question.
Not keen on becoming Cong president as I want to focus on MP ahead of next year's polls: Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Wednesday said he is not keen on becoming the party president and does not want to contest the election for that post as he wishes to focus on his home state, where Assembly elections are scheduled next year.
Congress MP bats for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as party President
Congress MP Abdul Khaleque batted for Priyanka Gandhi to take on the mantle of party presidency, saying that being the daughter-in-law of the Vadra family, she is no more a Gandhi family member as per Indian tradition and should take up the post. In a tweet, the Congress MP from Barpeta said, "As Shri Rahul Gandhi is denying to become Congress President again, I consider Priyanka Gandhi as best candidate. Being daughter-in-law of Vadra family, she is no more member of Gandhi family as per Indian tradition," he said.
Ashok Gehlot not resigning today, says Minister PS Khachariyawas
"Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot will go to Delhi today in the evening. He will further tell about the opinion of 102 MLAs to central leadership of the party. CM Gehlot is not resigning today, there are no such talks of it," says Khachariyawas.