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Stage set for Digvijaya Singh vs Shashi Tharoor for top Congress post

Gehlot apologises, opts out of race; Sonia to take call on Rajasthan CM

Shashi Tharoor, Digvijaya Singh

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor meets Digvijaya Singh. The two candidates met in a spirit of bonhomie and said they did not consider each other rivals, only friendly competitors.

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday opted out of the race for the Congress president’s post and retain his current job. However, he might have to give it up any way, with Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal saying that a decision on the Rajasthan Chief Minister will be taken by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a day or two.

Top party leaders said Gandhi had taken a dim view of the rebellion of MLAs in Jaipur and did not rule out the possibility of another meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) being called in a day or two

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First Published: Sep 29 2022 | 9:52 PM IST

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