Gehlot announces Cong prez poll bid, says call on Rajasthan CM will be taken by Sonia, party in-charge

Updated: Sep 23 2022 9:02PM

Gehlot announces Cong prez poll bid, says call on Rajasthan CM will be taken by Sonia, party in-charge

New Delhi/Kochi, Sep 23 (PTI) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot became the first person to announce his candidature for the AICC presidential poll on Friday, a day before the nomination process begins, and said Rahul Gandhi has told him that no one from the Gandhi family should become the next party chief.

He also said the call on his successor to head the Rajasthan government will be taken by the party's interim president, Sonia Gandhi, and the Congress's Rajasthan in-charge, Ajay Maken.

Gehlot's remarks came a day after former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi batted for the "one-man, one-post" concept in the party, in line with the Chintan Shivir reforms earlier this year.