Mallikarjun Kharge elected new Congress party president

Mallikarjun Kharge elected new Congress party president

NEW DELHI: The results of Congress President Election have been announced. Veteran Karnataka leader Mallikarjun Kharge has been elected the new Congress President.  


Congress party on Wednesday elected its first leader from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family in over four decades.

“I hereby declare Mallikarjun Kharge as the elected President of Congress”, says Madhusudan Mistry, Congress CEC Chairman.

He has got 7897 votes in the election, while his rival Shashi Tharoor has got about 1 thousand 72 votes.

Kharge who become the first non-Gandhi Congress president in 24 years and the first Scheduled Caste chief of the grand old organization in four decades.

According to news report, 416 votes have been rejected in the election.

'Kharge will decide my role': Rahul Gandhi


In Andhra Pradesh today, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said his future role would be decided by the Congress chief, who is the supreme authority in the party.


After the victory of Mallikarjun Kharge, there is an atmosphere of celebration outside the AICC office in Delhi. A large number of leaders and workers are reaching the office.

Oct 19 2022 3:13AM