Sitaram Kesari from non-Gandhi family was the last president of Congress
Talking about Congress President from non-Gandhi family, 24 years ago, senior Congress leader of Bihar Sitaram Kesari was the party president. He was the president of this party from 1996 to 1998. Kesari started participating in the freedom movement at the age of 13. Between 1930 and 1942, Sitaram Kesari went to jail several times for his participation in the freedom movement. Became the President of the Bihar Congress Committee in the year 1973 and became the Treasurer of the Congress in 1980. In 1967, Sitaram Kesari became an MP from Katihar Lok Sabha seat. After this Kesari was elected a member of Rajya Sabha five times from 1971 to 2000. Sitaram Kesari, a supporter of Gandhian thought, was also a minister in the governments of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao.
Common image of Gehlot and Sitaram Kesari
Political pundits say that Gehlot fits the image of Congress as president. He has a personality similar to Kesari with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi being credible. Gehlot also has a special image as a Gandhian leader. At the same time, there is also a historical incident that when Kesari stepped down from the post of President in March 1998, Gehlot became CM in December 1998 only a few months later this year. Because Sitaram was a leader of the Hindi belt, it is said that the Congressmen of South did not believe in those leaders, this challenge can also come with Ashok Gehlot.