RaGa all set to be elevated as Congress President; CWC announces party presidential election

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is all set to become the party president as Congress Working Committee (CWC), on Monday charted out the path for Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as party president.

Congress Working Committee on Monday approved the presidential election schedule as proposed by the party’s poll body and finalised December 19 as the date for the announcement of the results.

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Congress spokesperson said that the nomination process would start on December 01, 2017 and the election will be held on December 16, if the polls are necessary.

According to reports, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is expected to be the only candidate in the fray.

The schedule for the Congress’ internal polls is as follows:

Date of issue of notification: December 01, 2017

Last date of filing nomination: Dec 04, 3 pm

Scrutiny of nomination: Dec 05

Publication of list of valid nominations: Dec 05, 3.30 pm

Last date of withdrawal of nominations: Dec 11, 3 pm

Publication of final list of contesting candidates: Dec 11, 4 pm

Date of polls if necessary: Dec 16

Counting of votes and declaration of results: December 19, 2017

The CWC met at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s 10, Janpath residence to finalise the schedule for the election to the party’s top post.

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