Congress president poll: As nominations close, here are 10 things to know

This is the first Congress president election in more than 20 years with no member of the Gandhi family in the contest

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The Gandhis have refused to contest, making way for other senior leaders to head the Congress party (Photo: Shutterstock)

BS Web Team New Delhi
The Indian National Congress (INC) is undergoing a leadership change. While Rahul Gandhi was elected as the party president unanimously in 2017, he stepped down after the party lost in the 2019 general elections. After Rahul Gandhi's resignation, the former Congress president and his mother, Sonia Gandhi, was selected by the party's decision-making body as the interim president of INC. 

The Congress Working Committee, on August 28, announced the election schedule, after which leaders including Meira Kumar, Kamal Nath, Ambika Soni, Ashok Gehlot, and Shashi Tharoor, among others, were speculated as potential candidates. As the party prepares to elect a

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First Published: Sep 30 2022 | 2:27 PM IST

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