Amid speculations of his nomination for the All India Congress Committee (AICC) presidential election, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday said he was not in the race for the party chief. Addressing a press conference in Jabalpur, he said that he would not contest the Congress Presidential election, but he would follow the instruction given to him by the higher authority in the party.
There is an intense build-up to the Congress presidential election after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot confirmed his candidature on Friday. Mr Gehlot also confirmed that Rahul Gandhi has made it clear that “no member of the Gandhi family” would become the next party chief.
With this, a reshuffle in the Rajasthan cabinet is also expected since for holding the party chief’s post he will have to resign as Chief Minister. Rahul Gandhi on Thursday made it clear that there will be “one person, one post” norm in the party. In such a scenario, there is a possibility that Congress leader Sachin Pilot is elevated to the Chief Minister’s post.