Talking to reporters, Ayub Ali alleges that he had gone to meet the Congress' Central Election Authority chairman Mullpally Ramchandran and was not only disallowed to file the nomination papers for the post but also shouted at.
"I was told that I cannot contest the polls and that Rahul Gandhi was the only candidate for the top post... he (Ramachandran) also asked me to get out of the office.... how is this a democracy?" he questioned while airing his disappointment at being mistreated by the party's returning officer for the presidential election.
The polls have however been mired in controversy as Congress leader from Maharashtra, Shehzaad Poonawala had questioned the procedure and had said that the entire process was a farce as this was a "selection and not election".
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