ALSO READCongress election committee likely to shortlist Gujarat candidates UP, U'khand Cong. pass resolution to appoint Rahul as AICC President Congress election committee holding talks with PAAS, Alpesh Thakore Punjab Cong. passes resolution to appoint Rahul as AICC President Congress election is democratic, unlike that in Mughal rule: Aiyar
"89 nominations have been received by us. Nomination papers from all the states have been submitted before us.
The committee also explained: "If there are nominations other than that of Rahul Gandhi, an election will be conducted. Otherwise, the party vice president will be elevated to the post of the president, which is presently held by his mother Sonia Gandhi."
The Congress Central Election Authority was briefed by Chairman Mullapally Ramchandran and members - Madhusudan Mistry and Bhubaneswar Kalita - at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters.
The election, if necessary, will be held on December 16.
If elected, Rahul will succeed his mother Sonia, who has been holding the post for nearly two decades.
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