Shashi Tharoor set to contest Congress presidential election, gets Sonia’s ‘nod’

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has indirectly given her approval to senior leader Shashi Tharoor to contest the upcoming elections for the party chief post, sources said.Tharoor, who met Sonia earlier on Monday, expressed his intention to contest for the elections, which are due in October.Sonia welcomed the idea of more people contesting the polls and dispelled the notion that there would be an “official candidate”, they said.