Congress only party in country that elects its president: Ajay Maken

PTI | Jaipur | Updated: 02-09-2022 08:40 IST | Created: 02-09-2022 08:40 IST
Congress only party in country that elects its president: Ajay Maken
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Congress is the only party in the country that holds an election for the post of its president, All India Congress Committee general secretary Ajay Maken has said.

Maken, who is Congress' Rajasthan in-charge, arrived here on Thursday to review the preparations for the party's proposed 'Halla Bol' rally on September 4 in Delhi.

He stressed that the presidential election will take place according to the party's rules.

''Everyone should be satisfied as there are no elections in any political party. Has anyone heard about the election of J P Nadda in the BJP, has anyone heard about the election of Amit Shah?” he said.

Nadda is the president of the BJP while the incumbent Home Minister Shah was his predecessor.

Responding to objections being raised by some party leaders on the fairness of the exercise, Maken said the election is being held according to the tradition and rules of the party.

Election for the post of Congress president is to be held on October 17.

There is speculation that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is being considered for the post.

Maken, along with Rajasthan Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra and Gehlot, also held a meeting with office-bearers and party workers from across the state through video conferencing.

During the meeting, Gehlot said claimed that democracy is in danger and the BJP is indulging in politics of polarisation.

The BJP is attacking the Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi for political gains, he added.

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