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All decks cleared for Rahul to be next Congress president

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Vice President is the only one validly nominated candidate in the fray for the party president election, party's returning officer said on Tuesday.

Congress' Central Authority Chairman Mullapally Ramchandran said that the committee has received 89 nomination papers, all proposing the name of Rahul for the coveted post.

"89 nomination papers all proposing names of have been received by us. We have scrutinised each and found all valid. There is now only one validly nominated candidate that is left in the fray for president election," said Ramachandran.

The Central Authority received the nominations for the party president on Monday.

The committee also explained that if there were nominations other than that of Rahul, an would be conducted, else he would be elevated to the post of the party president.

Rahul filed his nomination papers for the post of the party chief at the (AICC) headquarters yesterday.

If elected, Rahul will succeed his mother Sonia, who has been holding the post for nearly two decades.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 17:00 IST