Mallikarjun Kharge will be the new President of Congress. The results of the election for the post of Congress President are out. The counting of votes for the election for the post of Congress President on October 17 took place today. In the counting of votes, Mallikarjun Kharge got 7897 votes while Shashi Tharoor, who was contesting against him, got only 1072 votes. 416 votes became invalid.
Let us tell you that on October 17, a full 9385 delegates had cast their votes in the voting. After 24 years, such an occasion has come when Congress has got a president outside the Gandhi family. Prior to this, Sitaram Kesari has been the president outside the Gandhi family. Already, Mallikarjun Kharge was considered to be the President as many Congress Pradesh Committees had consistently supported in his favor.
Mallikarjun Kharge won by 7897 votes
Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said that in the Congress Presidential election Mallikarjun Kharge won by 7897 votes, Shashi Tharoor got around 1000 votes. Kharge won by 8 times more votes. At the same time, on the question asked about his role in Congress during Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul Gandhi said that I cannot comment on the role of Congress President. Kharge ji can comment on this.
Along with this, he said that the Speaker will decide what is my role. He clearly said that the president is supreme in the Congress, whoever gets elected will decide the future course of action. The counting of votes at the party headquarters began at 10.20 am on Wednesday, a little after the scheduled time of 10 am. By Tuesday evening, the ballot boxes from all the 68 polling stations of the Congress in different states of the country had been brought to the Congress headquarters.