Congress president political election: Mallikarjun Kharge obtained 7,897 ballots and Shashi Tharoor polled 1,072 ballots.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday protected Rahul Gandhi for describing veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge as the new Congress president even before the result of the celebration election was introduced. The direction of voting was rather clear when Mr Gandhi made the comment at journalism satisfy, Mr Ramesh claimed, criticising “wrong media reports” over Mr Gandhi’s remark.

” The new president will certainly determine what my function will certainly be. Ask Kharge ji as well as Sonia ji,” Rahul Gandhi stated to a question on his role in the event.

Rahul Gandhi, that led the celebration’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ into Andhra Pradesh, made the comments during a press fulfill around 1.30 pm, at once when the checking was on. Results were not proclaimed till around 2 pm.

” I can’t comment on the Congress president’s role, that’s for Mr Kharge to discuss,” Rahul Gandhi said regarding what the new head of state will do while he continues to be the face of the event. “I am extremely clear as for my role is worried. The president will certainly determine what my role is and also exactly how I am to be released … that you have to ask Kharge ji as well as Sonia ji.”

“The last authority in the Congress party is the Congress president. And we will certainly have a brand-new Congress president. Which gentleman will decide precisely just how the event moves forward,” he included.

A strong Gandhi family follower, Mallikarjun Kharge, 80, was widely viewed as a frontrunner even before votes were cast on October 17 for the Congress to get its initial non-Gandhi chief in over two decades. Mr Kharge was reported to have the assistance of senior leaders in the party, consisting of Rajasthan Chief Preacher Ashok Gehlot, that was the first choice for the Gandhis.

Mr Kharge’s rival Shashi Tharoor had grumbled concerning “prejudice” and “unequal playing area” in the run-up to the elections. The Congress MP from Kerala had actually affirmed “extremely major irregularities” as votes were counted in Uttar Pradesh and also required that enact the state be terminated. “We did not oppose this election to accept company as usual,” said team Tharoor.

Mallikarjun Kharge was declared the champion of the political election. The total counted ballots were 9,385, of which Mr Kharge received 7,897 ballots as well as Mr Tharoor polled 1,072 ballots, chairman of the party’s Central Political election Board (CEC) Madhusudan Mistry stated. This is for the very first time in 24 years that Congress has got a chief who does not come from the Nehru-Gandhi family members.

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Last Updated: 20 October 2022