Mallikarjun Kharge elected Congress president; party gets its first non-Gandhi chief in 24 years
Mallikarjun Kharge has won the Congress president polls, counting of which was held in New Delhi today. Kharge polled 7897 votes while Shashi Tharoor got only 1072 votes.
Shashi Tharoor wished Kharge on being elected party president on Twitter.
Counting of votes began earlier today at the AICC headquarters here. All sealed ballot boxes from the 68 polling booths set up across the country were brought here by Tuesday evening and kept in a “strong room” at the party office.
Of the total 9,915 Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates that formed the electoral college to pick the party chief in a secret ballot, over 9,500 cast their ballot at PCC offices and the AICC headquarters.