Congress president election: Polling ends in Kharge versus Tharoor contest; results to be announced on October 19

On Monday, voting for the All India Congress Committee’s president came to a close at Congress party headquarters across the nation (AICC). In an effort to set the party on the road to resurrection, Congress members lined up throughout the nation on Monday to nominate their first non-Gandhi president in 24 years, choosing between veteran stalwarts Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor. There have been no complaints about polls from any source yet, and voting went well. Madhusudan Mistry, the chairman of the party election commission, reported that approximately 9,500 delegates participated in the Congress presidential election. The attendance was 96%.

Khagre Vs Tharoor

At the Karnataka Congress office in Bengaluru, Kharge, an 80-year-old Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka who was expected to win the contest due to his familiarity with the Gandhis, cast his vote. The party’s 66-year-old Thiruvananthapuram MP Tharoor, who has positioned himself as the change-minded candidate, competed against him in the election and cast his ballot there.

In Bengaluru, Kharge said that Tharoor had called to wish him well and that he had reciprocated. He said on Twitter that the two were amicably contesting internal polls to fortify the Congress and create a stronger and better country for future generations. Although the establishment and politicians were siding with the other candidate, Tharoor claimed in Thiruvananthapuram that he is confident of winning.

“India needs a strong Congress. I did not contest for my political future, but for that of the Congress and India. I am here as a viable alternative. I am standing for change. A change in how the party functions,” he stated. “Spoke to Mallikarjun Kharge this morning to wish him well and to reaffirm my respect for him and our shared devotion to the success of Congress,” In a tweet, Tharoor remarked that the Congress was starting to gain momentum.

He stated earlier that morning,Some people play safe in order not to lose. But if you just play safe, you will definitely lose”, using the hashtag “#ThinkTomorrowThinkTharoor”.

The Most Recent Election for Congress president was heated

In 2000, Sonia Gandhi decisively defeated Jitendra Prasada in the final poll to determine the Congress president.

Since India’s independence, the Nehru-Gandhi family has controlled the party for almost 40 years. Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru are the five family members who will assume the role of party leader.

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