The 47-year-old Gandhi scion, who has been the party’s vice-president for five years, is likely to emerge as the lone candidate in the fray and decks have been cleared for his election as the Congress chief. He will succeed his mother Sonia Gandhi who has held the post of Congress President for the past nineteen years.
December 4 was the last date for filing nominations.
According to Mullapally Ramachandran, chairman of the party’s Central Election Authority, no one else has filed papers. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh are among the proposers for the candidature of Rahul Gandhi for the party chief’s post.
After scrutiny on Tuesday, December 5, the list of valid nominations will be published at 3:30 pm. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 11, and the poll, if necessary, will be held on December 16 and the counting will take place on December 19.