Congress chief Shashi Tharoor, who’s contesting the celebration’s presidential election, has denied studies of withdrawing his candidature from the polls. “Surprised to get calls saying sources in Delhi declare I have withdrawn! I am in this race till the finish,” the senior Congress chief mentioned. The chief mentioned it’s a battle and it’s a pleasant combat inside the celebration however it’s an end-to-end combat.”

In a video posted on social media, the chief mentioned that he’ll combat till the finish of the presidential election and won’t again down.

Tharoor, who’s campaigning for his candidature amongst celebration representatives, denied ideological variations with veteran chief Mallikarjun Kharge, who can also be in the race for the presidency.

“Let me make it clear that I agree with Kharge ji that in @incIndia all of us need to take on BJP as an alternative of one another. There is not any ideological distinction between us. The election for our polling companions on October 17 is barely due to this. on the way to do it most successfully,” Tharoor mentioned in a tweet. His remarks got here a day after Kharge mentioned he instructed Tharoor {that a} consensus candidate could be higher, however the Lok Sabha MP insisted on a contest “for the sake of democracy”.

That’s why I have continued my candidature in this election.” He mentioned his marketing campaign is getting a great response and he can even go to cities together with Chennai and Mumbai.

“We need the Congress celebration to win our nation as soon as once more. As far as I am involved, the solely actual distinction in this election is that we face the Congress celebration in overcoming the BJP and its formidable electoral machine. How will we go about the challenges to come back,” he mentioned. The competitors is a “dialogue inside the household” and there’s no quarrel, he mentioned. He mentioned that Kharge has lots of expertise, capacity and data. “I deliver a distinct standpoint and I put it to the voters what they need. But, I need to emphasize. We are all in this collectively.”

Taking to his Twitter deal with, Tharoor mentioned that he’s joyful to have the help of Telangana Congress working president and cricket legend Mohammad Azharuddin. “…Azhar needs change and reforms in our celebration to make us higher ready to face the BJP,” he tweeted. Tharoor instructed reporters that whoever wins, it will likely be the greatest victory for the Congress celebration.

Asked about Kharge’s feedback in favor of the consensus candidate, Tharoor described Kharge as a stalwart in the nation’s politics and mentioned the two wished one another effectively throughout the telephonic dialog. On his remarks in favor of a public debate with Kharge, he mentioned he was merely answering a query from a journalist. Tharoor mentioned he was requested if he was prepared for a debate. He mentioned there was no want for debate as they each agreed on the basic dedication of the celebration to the concepts of India and the beliefs enshrined in the Constitution.

*With inputs from businesses

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