Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is said to be exploring the possibility of running for the post of Congress President but is yet to take a final call in the matter.
He declined to comment if he will be making efforts to become President but in an article that he wrote for the Malayalam daily ‘Mathrubhumi’, he has called for a ”free and fair” election. He feels that the party as a whole needs to be revamped and the most urgent requirement is for the party to get its President.
According to him, whoever becomes President will have a dual responsibility of energising the Congress party workers as well as inspiring the voters.
The elections for Congress President will be held on October 17 and results will be declared on October 19. The notification for the election will be issued on September 22, filing of nomination will begin on September 24 and go on till the 30.