"And finally, I want him to accept that our party must have a rule of one family-one ticket". Buoyed, Mr Poonawalla later said he has an audio tape that he wants to make public.
Apart from states and union territories, senior leaders on the Congress Working Committee (CWC), including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, A.K. Antony, Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi Azad are likely to submit different sets of nomination papers.
Rahul Gandhi became the Congress Vice President in January 2013.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is all set to file his nomination for the post of Congress president on December 4.
The Maharashtra Congress secretary said he would also contest the election if it was conducted in a "genuine" manner. "I proved that they lied", he said.
The CM, in his tweets, insisted that Rahul should answer Shehzad's questions, pointing a finger at the "Congress Sultanate".
Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had argued that the Congress would lose the upcoming polls (in Gujarat), but the Gandhi family but the Gandhi family would nevertheless emerge victorious after its scion Rahul is elected party president. And Shehzad is a senior Congress leader in Maharashtra. Modi said at a rally in Surendranagar.
Poonawalla thanked PM Modi for praising him for his bravery and said, "The person whom I criticised (PM Modi) is supporting me, while the party (Congress) for which I gave my life is criticising me and saying that I am not a member of it".
"Till three days ago, I had been receiving communication from Maharashtra Congress office".
The elevation of Rahul Gandhi, who is presently spearheading the Congress campaign ahead of the December 9 and 14 Gujarat assembly polls, has been much talked about in party circles for around two years. He also called upon Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to allow him to contest the party President elections against him and attacked the "sycophants" within the party for protecting the dynasty system as their religion.
A day earlier, he had also written a letter to Rahul Gandhi in this regard.
"I have got information that the delegates who are going to vote for the party president elections are fixed, its rigged". It is a rigged election.it is a selection. "They have been handpicked", he told IANS.