#Congress president Polls : Digvijaya Singh Enters The Race ; Says Friendly Contest With Shashi Tharoor ; Both To File Nominations On September 30

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After keeping all guessing will he or will he not join the fray Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh collected nomination papers for the party president election and is likely to file his nomination on September 30.

“I have taken the nomination papers and most probably I will file my nominations tomorrow,” Singh told reporters at the All India Congress Committee headquarters.

Asked if he was acting at the behest of the party leadership, he said, “I am responsible for myself.” Wait till the date of withdrawal, Singh told reporters when asked if he will remain in the fray.

With Digvijaya’s entry the Congress presidential polls is now all likely to be Shashi Tharoor versus Digvijaya Singh. Both the candidates will now file nominations on September 30. Singh met the party MP from Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday after collecting nomination papers for the polls.

Meanwhile , Shashi Tharoor shared this picture with Congress colleague and his presidential poll rival, Digvijaya Singh. “Received a visit from @digvijaya_28 this afternoon. I welcome his candidacy for the Presidency of our Party. We both agreed that ours is not a battle between rivals but a friendly contest among colleagues. All we both want is that whoever prevails, @incIndia will win!,” Tharoor tweeted.

After Congress leader Shashi Tharoor welcomed his candidacy, Digvijay Singh that he agreed with his colleague on a “friendly” fight and that they both were “fighting the Communal Forces in India.” “Both believe in the Gandhian Nehruvian Ideology and shall fight them relentlessly come what may,” Singh tweeted.

Polling for the post will take place on October 17 while the result will be announced on October 19.

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