Who Will be Next Congress President Shashi Tharoor vs Ashok Gahlot?

In the absence of a member of the Gandhi family in the president poll

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress 

MP Shashi Tharoor are the probable candidates to run for the upcoming party president elections

Amid speculation that Ashok Gehlot could be running for the party president

the election for which is set to take place next month, sources close to the Rajasthan Chief Minister

said that he is "trying to persuade Rahul Gandhi" to contest rather than his own nomination

Gehlot met Sonia Gandhi at her residence in the national capital a few weeks ago

in which, according to the sources, the Congress interim 

president had asked him to be prepared for the poll to decide the party chief