Rahul files nomination papers, Congress President

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Congress VP Rahul Gandhi prepares his nomination papers for the post of Congress President at AICC.Rahul Gandhi  file his nomination papers for the election to the top Congress post today, the last date for filing of nominations. INC, A new era begins, as Congress VP Rahul Gandhi prepares his nomination papers for the post of Congress President at AICC.

Rahul Gandhi scion is the lone candidate in the fray and decks have been cleared for his election as the Congress president, succeeding his mother Sonia Gandhi, who has held the post for 19 years in a row now.

No one else filed papers till Sunday, according to Mullapally Ramachandran, the chairman of the party’s Central Election Authority.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh are among the proposers for the candidature of Rahul Gandhi for the party chief’s post.

Rahul Gandhi accompanied by notable  leaders including Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel, Sheila Dikshit, Sushilkumar Shinde, Jyotiraditya Scindia and host of  others.

Senior party leaders Kamal Nath, Sheila Dikshit, Motilal Vora and Tarun Gogoi filed first set of nominations (as proposers) for the Congress vice-president.

Rahul Gandhi, became Congress vice president in January 2013, will succeed his mother, who is the longest-serving chief of the party, having been at the helm from 1998.

The last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 11, and the poll, if necessary, will be held on December 16 and the counting will take place on December 19.

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