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89 nominations filed for party president post: Congress CEC

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Central Authority on Monday said 89 nominations for the party president were received by the committee, on Monday.

"89 nominations have been received by us. Nomination papers from all the states have been submitted before us. Prominent leaders have filed nominations today before us," leader Mullapally Ramchandran said, while addressing the media.

The committee also explained: "If there are nominations other than that of Rahul Gandhi, an 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 Authority was briefed by Chairman Mullapally Ramchandran and members - Madhusudan Mistry and Bhubaneswar Kalita - at the (AICC) headquarters.

Earlier in the day, Rahul filed his nomination papers for the post of the party chief at the (AICC) headquarters here.

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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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 21:30 IST