Mallikarjun Kharge has nearly five decades of political experience.
Since contesting the election of the Congress President, he has been getting the support of the Gandhi family.
The senior Congress leader categorically rejected these speculations and said that it was a fair election.
New Delhi. Does Mallikarjun Kharge have the indirect support of party chief Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in the election of Congress president? These speculations are being made since the announcement of Kharge to contest the presidential election. However, the senior Congress leader rejected it outright. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Kharge said, “The Gandhi family is neutral in the election of the party president. This is a fair election.
Along with this he said that the leaders of every section of the Congress asked me to contest this election. I agreed with him to strengthen the party and save the country’s constitution.
Kharge had earlier also said that he is contesting as a party worker and after becoming the president, he will interact with the Gandhi family and other senior leaders and also implement their good suggestions. He had said, ‘My colleagues told me that I should contest the election because Rahul Gandhiji, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi do not want to become the president. Everyone said that we have cooperation with you… After that I came to the field.
Mallikarjun Kharge has nearly five decades of political experience. Apart from being a Union Minister, he has held various senior positions in the Congress. Before that, he was the leader of the Congress in the Rajya Sabha. However, he resigned from the post as soon as he announced his candidacy for the post of President.
The guidelines issued by the Central Election Authority of Congress state that a candidate contesting for the post of President or a member campaigning for or against him, if he has any responsibility for the organization. If so, he should leave it first. responsibility
Mallikarjun Kharge is competing against Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President. If neither of the leaders of these two parties withdraw their nomination papers, the polls will be held on October 17, in which more than 9,000 delegates (members of the Electoral College) will vote. These votes will be counted on October 19, after which the results will be announced on the same day. (with language input)
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Tags: Congress, Congress presidential elections, Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi
First Publication: 04 October 2022, 17:06 IST