Mallikarjun Kharge's becomes the Congress President

Mallikarjun Kharge's becomes the Congress President

Malikarjun Kharge was elected as the Congress president on Monday after he secured 7,897 out of the 9,385 votes polled. His rival, Shashi Tharoor, however, sprung a surprise by securing 1,072 votes. Kharge handsomely defeated Tharoor with a ratio of 9:1 and the credit for the same is given to backing from the Gandhi family. Kharge was assumed to be hand-picked by the Gandhi plan to run the operations of the party. Its yet to be seen if the post of Congress president could translate to bigger ambitions for Kharge, as many still believe that the Gandhis would still be running the show from behind, and is all set to project Rahul Gandhi as its face once again for the 2024 General Elections. The challenge mounting in 2024 for the Congress would be huge, as even after 10 years of anti-incumbency, Narendra Modi seems stronger than ever and is able to sweep elections with just his name and charisma. Kharge’s years of experience in politics and his skills to build a consensus would now be very crucial for an increasingly un-united party of Congress to rise from the ashes and dream of challenging Modi in 2024. Follow our Podcast to keep up with more such stories from across India and the world.
Malikarjun Kharge was elected as the Congress president on Monday after he secured 7,897 out of the 9,385 votes polled. His rival, Shashi Tharoor, however, sprung a surprise by securing 1,072 votes. Kharge handsomely defeated Tharoor with a ratio of 9:1 and the credit for the same is given to backing from the Gandhi family. Kharge was assumed to be hand-picked by the Gandhi plan to run the operations of the party. Its yet to be seen if the post of Congress president could translate to bigger ambitions for Kharge, as many still believe that the Gandhis would still be running the show from behind, and is all set to project Rahul Gandhi as its face once again for the 2024 General Elections. The challenge mounting in 2024 for the Congress would be huge, as even after 10 years of anti-incumbency, Narendra Modi seems stronger than ever and is able to sweep elections with just his name and charisma. Kharge’s years of experience in politics and his skills to build a consensus would now be very crucial for an increasingly un-united party of Congress to rise from the ashes and dream of challenging Modi in 2024. Follow our Podcast to keep up with more such stories from across India and the world.
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