Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh is the latest entrant in the fray for Congress's chief's election, even as the fate of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot contesting the party chief's election is uncertain.
Singh, who arrived in Delhi late Wednesday night leaving the Bharat Jodo Yatra midway, collected the nomination papers on Thursday for the party president's election.
Speaking to India Today, Singh said yesterday, “I am seriously considering filing a nomination, but haven’t taken a final decision. I will arrive in Delhi tonight and take a final call.”
Singh will hold a meeting of his supporters at night and is likely to file his nomination papers on Thursday, the sources added.
Nominations for the Congress president's election can be filed till September 30.
More than 10 MP Cong MLAs to go to Delhi to propose Digvijaya Singh's candidature for party president poll
More than 10 Congress legislators from Madhya Pradesh will reach Delhi to be the proposers for veteran leader Digvijaya Singh when he files his nomination for the Congress president's election, a party leader said on Thursday.
AICC general secretary (organisation) K C Venugopal was also in the same flight from Kerala to Delhi. Singh and Venugopal were participating in the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra which was currently in Kerala.
Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Dr Govind Singh is among the MLAs who will go to the national capital.
Asked if he will go to Delhi along with 10 other MLAs to be the proposer for Digvijaya Singh's candidature as the party president, Govind Singh said “Not just 10, more legislators will be going."
“I will go via Gwalior as there is a programme in that city,” he said.
Digvijaya Singh told reporters at the AICC headquarters in Delhi that he has taken the nomination papers and will most probably file his nominations on Friday.
Asked if he was acting at the behest of the party leadership, he said, "I am responsible for myself."
Wait till the date of withdrawal, Singh said when asked if he will remain in the fray.
Asked if he was merely posturing, the Congress leader said, "Why don't you take me seriously?"
(With PTI Inputs)