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Congress fixes date for Congress Presidential Elections. Find all details

  • What: In a crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on 28 August, the date for the party's Presidential elections was fixed.

  • When: The date for the elections has been set as October 17, results will be released two days later. This comes as a historic event, given that elections are taking place after 21 years.

  • Happenings: Senior Congress leaders, Mallikarjun Kharge and Harish Rawat, who happen to be CWC members, walked out of this meet and reiterated that Rahul Gandhi should become Congress President and unify the party. Former Maharashtra chief minister and another G-23 member, Prithviraj Chavan that “we will be happy if Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot contests”.