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New Delhi – The election process has started to elect the new president of the Congress. The nomination process for the candidates will start from 24th September. After almost 22 years, the election will be held for the election of Congress President. Earlier in 2000, he was elected for the post of Congress president. Sonia Gandhi was then challenged by Jitendra Prasad. Know how the election was.

In the year 2000, the election for the post of Congress president was announced. For the first two decades after independence, the party had a practice of electing the president. But this practice was ended after Indira Gandhi. Indira Gandhi held the post of Prime Minister and President of Congress together. Rajiv Gandhi also followed his footsteps.

In the last 5 decades, Congress has been elected president only twice. For the first time in 1997, Sitaram Kesari defeated Sharad Pawar and Rajesh Pilot. In 2000, Sonia Gandhi won by defeating Jitendra Prasad.

When the election was announced in 2000, it was expected that the election would be uncontested. But Jitendra Prasad created a sensation by filing his nomination form on October 29, the last day of filing the nomination form. The committee had put pressure on Jitendra Prasad to withdraw his candidature. But Jitendra Prasad remained firm on his decision.

Jitendra Prasad started his campaign from Sriperambadur. But when they reached Chennai, no one was there to welcome them. He toured the entire country. In the meantime, he had expressed suspicions of tampering in the elections. But no one paid attention to their allegations.

There was a huge turnout for this election. Meanwhile, it was certain that Sonia Gandhi would win this election. But Jitendra Prasad was curious about how many votes he would get. In this counting of votes, Sonia Gandhi got as many as 7 thousand 448 votes. Jitendra Prasad had to settle for only 94 votes.

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