Shehzad Poonawalla says Congress leaders mulling to field 'dummy' candidate against Rahul Gandhi

Updated On : 2017-12-04 14:18:02
Shehzad Poonawalla says Congress leaders mulling to field 'dummy' candidate against Rahul Gandhi
Shehzad Poonawalla says Congress leaders mulling to field 'dummy' candidate against Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi:

Maharashtra Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla on Monday said that Congress party is likely to field a dummy candidate against Rahul Gandhi in party president’s election to showcase it as a democratic practice within party.

The party leaders cannot befool people, Poonawalla said.

While talking to media, Poonawalla said, his sources have told him that party loyalists were mulling to field a dummy candidate to give it as a shape of election.

Earlier, the Congress had downplayed the statements of Shehzad Poonawalla on organisational polls, saying it did not want to dignify his "absolutely silly comments".

"I don't think I am required to dignify such comments with a response. It actually adds weight to the maker of such absolutely silly comments," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said when asked to comment on Poonawalla's remarks.

First Published : Monday, December 04, 2017 02:07 PM
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