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Sonia Gandhi signs first nomination paper for Rahul's elevation

IANS  |  New Delhi 

President on Monday signed as the first proposer on the first nomination paper submitted for the of her son and party Vice President to the post of party chief.

leader Ashok Gehlot said Sonia Gandhi's signatures were at the top of the first nomination form submitted to the returning officer Mullappally Ramachandran in the being held at the party's central office to elect the party's next chief.

"She (Sonia Gandhi) has signed. Her signatures are the first on the first proposal (nomination form) submitted for Rahul Gandhi," Gehlot told Aaj Tak news channel.

Monday is the last date for filing nominations for the post of chief.

Gehlot, who is party incharge of poll-bound Gujarat, also lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks about the organisational elections.

"The affection that is getting in Gujarat is worth seeing. The Prime Minister is making comments about organisational elections out of frustration. He should not have made such remarks. There is dignity attached to the post of Prime Minister," Gehlot said.

Modi had accused of "lacking internal democracy" during an rally on Sunday.

Gehlot also said that decisions concerning the BJP leadership are made by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. "I want to ask the Prime Minister, (BJP president) Amit Shah, is there democracy in your party? The RSS decides who will be the BJP president, who will be Chief Minister and who will be the Prime Minister. What right they have to talk like this?"

He said that seats were going empty at Modi rallies in Gujarat.

"Wait for Gujarat results. Then there are polls in the states and then people will give their verdict in the 2019 polls. The way 'Modi, Modi, Modi' slogans use to be raised in the last ..See the meetings of yesterday, chairs were empty. There is frustration over defeat in Gujarat," he said.

He said the future of the and the country will be bright under and the support he is getting is reflected in Gujarat.



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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 14:54 IST