Gourav Vallabh slams Shashi Tharoor, backs Ashok Gehlot for AICC chief

Updated: Sep 23 2022 11:38AM

New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) Congress leader Gourav Vallabh on Thursday hit out at Shashi Tharoor over his probable AICC president poll bid, saying his "only major contribution" to the party was to send letters to Sonia Gandhi when she was hospitalised.

In the first indicator of leaders taking sides in the upcoming contest for the top post, Vallabh also voiced support for another likely contender, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who many believe has the backing of the current leadership.

However, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is learnt to have told both Gehlot and Tharoor that she would remain "neutral" in the polls.