Congress Only Party That Elects Its President: Ajay Maken

Ajay Maken, general secretary of the AICC, said on Thursday that only the Congress party organizes elections for its president.

Mr. Maken, the Congress’ representative for Rajasthan, came here to assess the party’s plans for the anticipated “Halla Bol” event on September 4 in Delhi.

He emphasized that the party’s norms will govern the conduct of the presidential election.

“Since there are no elections for any political party, everyone should be happy. Has anybody heard about the BJP’s decision to nominate J P Nadda and Amit Shah for office?” said he.

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Mr. Nadda now leads the BJP, and Mr. Shah is his predecessor.

Mr. Maken said that the election follows party tradition and norms in response to concerns voiced by certain party officials over the fairness of the process.

The election date to fill the Congress President position is October 17.

Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, is allegedly being considered for the position.

Mr. Maken, Mr. Gehlot, and Govind Singh Dotasra, the president of the Rajasthan Congress, also participated in a video conference meeting with party officials from around the state.

Mr. Gehlot said that the BJP was engaging in polarising politics and that the nation’s current state was not being kept a secret from anybody at the meeting.

He said that the BJP is assaulting Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi for political reasons.