The Gandhi family has assured Shashi Tharoor that they are “neither directly nor indirectly” funding anyone, and he is well aware of his underdog status and the speculations of a “official candidate.”
Located in New Delhi, the headquarters of the All India Congress Committee is where Tharoor submitted his nomination papers. He acknowledged that there were imperfections in the election process but said that it was futile to continue looking for them since voters must “hit on the given pitch.”
The representative from Thiruvananthapuram expressed confidence that fair elections would be guaranteed by the party.
Tharoor suggested to PTI that the Congress may benefit from a new leader who isn’t “jaded by being entrenched in the current system for too long” in order to attract more supporters and revive the party.
The 66-year-old head of state expressed his wish that the Gandhis will realize their importance as “our moral conscience and ultimate guiding spirit.”