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Rahul Gandhi elected Congress presidentRahul will take over from his mother Sonia Gandhi, the 132-year-old party’s longest serving president.

Rahul Gandhi elected Congress president

11 Dec 2017 | 4:28 PM

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed to the position of Congress president, the party's Central Election Authority announced after Monday’s deadline for withdrawal of nominations. He will take over from his mother Sonia Gandhi on December 16.

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Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 11

Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed to the position of Congress president, the party's Central Election Authority announced after Monday’s deadline for withdrawal of nominations. 

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Central Election Authority Chairman Mullapally Ramchandran said the committee had received 89 nomination papers, all proposing Gandhi's name for the position. 

“Eighty-nine nomination papers proposing the name of Rahul Gandhi for the Congress president have been received. All the nomination papers have been found valid. Since the withdrawal date/time is over and as there is only one candidate, as per Article XVIII (d) of the Constitution of the Indian National Congress, I hereby declare that Rahul Gandhi elected as  president of the Indian National Congress,” said the party's returning officer in a statement, adding that Gandhi will collect the certificate formally declaring his ascension to the post on December 16.

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Gandhi will take over from his mother Sonia Gandhi, the 132-year-old party’s longest serving president, on December 16. Sonia Gandhi was one of his main endorsers. 

The development came amid the BJP’s charge of the election being farcical. 

Gandhi has several tasks cut out for him — especially proving his ability to lead and deliver in Himachal Pradesh and the high-octave Gujarat assembly elections. Although the former state has already voted, the second phase of the latter still remains. With PTI/ANI

 

 

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11 Dec 2017 | 12:43 PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday said India’s politicians should not drag the country into its domestic politics during campaigning for the Gujarat Assembly polls. PM Narendra Modi on Sunday claimed at an election rally that there was an attempt by Pakistan to interfere in the Gujarat polls.

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11 Dec 2017 | 3:41 PM

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11 Dec 2017 | 3:01 PM

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SRINAGAR: Three militants and a woman were killed during an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir on Monday. The slain militants were apparently Pakistanis.

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