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10 UP Cong leaders propose Rahul Gandhi's nomination for party

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Led by senior leader Ram Krishna Dwivedi, 10 leaders today proposed the nomination of for the post of party president.

The proposal for Gandhi's nomination was filed before the party's state returning officer and senior leader from Kishore Upadhyaya at the state headquarters here.

Former minister Raj Bahadur, ex-legislators Siraj Mehdi and Ambika Singh were among the proposers, spokesperson Zeeshan Haider said.

Upadhyaya said proposals for the post of party president would be accepted till December 4 and scrutiny of papers would be done the next day. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 11.

Each valid nomination paper has to be proposed by 10 state party unit delegates and a number of state units are likely to file nominations proposing as their candidate for the presidential

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is set to take over the reins of the party from his mother, is likely to file his papers on the last day of filing of nomination on December 4.

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 21:55 IST