Rahul Gandhi set to be next Congress president

A total of 89 nomination papers were received, all proposing Rahul Gandhi's name.

New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is the only valid candidate in the fray for the election to the Congress president's post, the party's returning officer said on Tuesday.

The picture became clear following the scrutiny of nominations filed on Monday on his behalf.

"There is now only one validly nominated candidate, that is Shri Rahul Gandhi," said Mullappally Ramachandran, returning officer for the election.

A total of 89 nomination papers were received, all proposing Rahul Gandhi's name. All the nominations were found to be valid after scrutiny.

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