Congress is the only party in the country that holds an election for the post of its president, All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Ajay Maken, who is also in-charge of Rajasthan, has said. As the Indian National Congress gears to elect its president, there have been constant attacks by other national parties. Maken stressed that the presidential election will take place according to the party’s rules.
“Everyone should be satisfied as there are no elections in any political party. Has anyone heard about the election of J P Nadda in the BJP, has anyone heard about the election of Amit Shah?” he said in a press briefing in Jaipur.
Nadda is the president of the BJP while the incumbent Home Minister Shah was his predecessor.
Responding to objections being raised by some party leaders on the fairness of the exercise, Maken said the election is being held according to the tradition and rules of the party.
Election for the post of Congress president is to be held on October 17. There is speculation that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is being considered for the post.
Maken, along with Rajasthan Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra and Gehlot, also held a meeting with office bearers and party workers from across the state through video conferencing. During the meeting, Gehlot said the situation prevailing in the country is not hidden from anyone and claimed that democracy is in danger and the BJP was indulging in politics of polarisation. The BJP is attacking the Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi for political gains, he added.