New Delhi : Congress vice President Rahul Gandi filed his nomination for the party’s chief’s post at the AICC headquarters here today, with over 90 sets of nomination papers likely to be filed to support his candidature. Rahul Gandhi met with Dr manmohan singh and other senior party leaders after filing his nomination. “Rahul Gandhi is a darling of the Congress and he wil carry forward the great traditions of the party, said Dr Manmohan Singh. Senior party leaders including kamal Nath, Sheila Dikshit , Motilal Vora and Tarun Gogoi filed the first set of nominations for Rahul Gandhi. “If you ask me, I think he will make a very good Prime Minister, said Punjab CM and senior leader, Capt. Amarinder Singh. Congress state unit chiefs, senior leaders and Pradesh Congress Committee delegates are present at the party’s central office to express support to Rahul Gandhi ahead of his much- awaited elevation.
Mullappally Ramachandran, the returning Officer for the organizational election told that 90 nomination forms were taken by different states though not one has been submitted so far. On Sunday , many senior congress leaders its members of Parliament and PCC chiefs arrived at the party headquarters to sign the papers, including Sachin Pilot, Kapil Sibal, Rajeev Shukla , Pc Chacko , Shobha Oza, Hamdulla Sayeed and others. Apart from states and union territories, senior leaders on the Congress Working Committee including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , AK Antony, Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi Azad are likely to submit different sets of nomination Papers. The elevation of Rahul Gandhi, who is presently spearheading the Congress campaign ahead of the December 9 and 14 Gujarat assembly polls, has been much talked about in party circles for around two years.