New Delhi – There are indications that senior leader Mukul Wasnik may also contest in the Congress president election. Wasnik had a meeting with AICC working committee member AK Antony. It is reported that Mukul Wasnik will also meet Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who has stated that he will not contest for the post of president. Ashok Gehlot withdrew from contesting the presidential election on Thursday.
Shashi Tharoor and Digvijay Singh have announced their candidacy for the elections to be held next month. When Rahul Gandhi stepped down from the post of president taking responsibility for the 2019 general election defeat, Mukul Wasnik’s name was also floated for the post.
Vasnik Narasimha Rao, a Dalit leader from Maharashtra, handled the sports, youth affairs and parliamentary affairs departments in the government. He also held the ministerial post during the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government.
English Summary: Mukul Wasnik to enter Congress presidential poll race