New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday filed his nomination for the post of Congress president at the party headquarters here.
The Thiruvananthapuram MP submitted his papers to the party's central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry at his office at the AICC headquarters.
Amid the sound of drumbeats and fanfare, he made an entry at the AICC headquarters.
Tharoor visited Rajghat in the morning and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi ahead of filing his nomination papers for the party's presidential poll.
"Paid tribute to the man who built India's bridge to the 21st century this morning," Tharoor said in a tweet.
He quoted former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi as saying, "India is an Old country but a young nation... I dream of India Strong, Independent, Self-Reliant and in the front rank of the nations of the world, in the service of mankind."
Polling will take place on October 17 and the result will be announced on October 19.
Manish Tewari, Anand Sharma to back Kharge
Congress leader Manish Tewari on Friday said that he and party colleague Anand Sharma will support the candidature of Mallikarjun Kharge for the party chief's post.
Tewari and Sharma reached the AICC headquarters in support of Kharge.
"Myself and Anand Sharma have come in support of the candidature of Mallikarjun Kharge for the party president's election," Tewari said.
Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said earlier in the day that Kharge is likely to file his nomination papers around noon.