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Congress President Election Results 2022 updates: Mallikarjun Kharge to take charge on October 26

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New Delhi, Oct 19: Mallikarjun Kharge was on Wednesday elected the Congress president after defeating Shashi Tharoor in an electoral contest, the sixth in the party's 137-year-old history.

Tharoor picks Reinvent Cong slogan to garner support, rules out differences with Kharge

In a statement, Tharoor said the final verdict has been in favour of Kharge. He also conveyed his congratulations to Kharge for his victory.

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10:03 PM, 19 Oct
Congress leader Ashwani Kumar says election of Mallikarjun Kharge as party president by huge margin shows Sonia Gandhi's is last word in organisation's internal politics.He also lauded Shashi Tharoor for taking on challenge to contest top Cong post. 'He is no loser', said Kumar
10:03 PM, 19 Oct
Shashi Tharoor contested by maintaining high democratic principles, committed no wrongs by words or action while campaigning for post of party president: Kerala Congress chief K Sudhakaran
10:03 PM, 19 Oct
"Heartiest congratulations to newly elected @INCIndia President Shri Mallikarjun @kharge. His experience, commitment & insights will drive Congress in the right direction. It is a proud moment for all Kannadigas. #AICCPresidentElection," Siddaramaiah tweeted.
8:02 PM, 19 Oct
I thank Congress election authorities & volunteers for their efforts in conducting these elections to strengthen our party.I also thank Smt Sonia Gandhi & Sri Rahul ji for their selfless service to the party.We'll continue to look to them for their guidance: Cong pres-elect M Kharge
7:01 PM, 19 Oct
The Congress has no future unless it rediscovers its leader and first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, CPI MP Binoy Viswam said on Wednesday. He also claimed that neither of the Congress presidential poll candidates spoke about policy during their campaign but were "enjoying the festivity" around the election.
6:58 PM, 19 Oct
Kharge, a former railways and labour minister, was born five years before independence and is widely believed to have the backing of both Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.
6:58 PM, 19 Oct
Kharge now faces the mammoth challenge of winning the next national election, due in 2024, and contesting two state elections before the end of this year.
5:57 PM, 19 Oct
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends his wishes Mallikarjun Kharge on being elected as the President of the Congress party.
5:57 PM, 19 Oct
This is an internal matter of Congress. My best wishes to Mallikarjun Kharge Ji for being elected as the president of the party. How many votes were rejected, how many were wrong also raises a big question in itself: Union Minister Anurag Thakur
5:55 PM, 19 Oct
Not a presonal battle, Kharge's win is Congress win: Shashi Tharoor after defeat in top party polls
5:54 PM, 19 Oct
Addressing a press conference after the results for the Congress presidential elections were declared, nominee Shashi Tharoor, who secured 1072 votes, said that Kharge's win is Congress party's win.
5:43 PM, 19 Oct
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot called Kharge an experienced leader after the latter's election victory. "It's a moment of pride that Mallikarjun Kharge became Congress President, he is an experienced leader. Congress will strengthen under his leadership, and our party is united across the country," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
5:41 PM, 19 Oct
We should consider Kharge Ji's victory as the victory of the Congress party. This election was never about a person but always about the party. I always wanted to strengthen the party because strengthening Congress is very important for the country: Shashi Tharoor
5:40 PM, 19 Oct
I went to his (Mallikarjun Kharge) residence and congratulated him on his victory. He is a senior leader and will always guide the party. I'm extremely happy as over 1000 delegates voted for me. Our workers are the real pride of our party: Shashi Tharoor
5:40 PM, 19 Oct
We all have to work like workers of the party, nobody is big or small in the party. We have to unitedly fight against the fascist forces that are attacking the democratic institutions under the garb of communalism: Congress President-elect Mallikarjun Kharge
5:40 PM, 19 Oct
Congress President-elect Mallikarjun Kharge will take charge on October 26: Congress MP Randeep Surjewala
5:18 PM, 19 Oct
Newly-elected Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge will take charge as party chief on October 26. He also thanked Outgoing Congress president Sonia Gandhi on behalf of party workers.
5:13 PM, 19 Oct
Addressing reporters in New Delhi, the Congress MLA said, ''We have to build the party at the grassroots level, encourage our cadre and have to work beyond our capacities to ensure that the governments are formed in various states. Challenges are very clear and his directions are very clear.” “The process of building the party will be consultative and the workers will get the preference.'' Priyank Kharge was replying to a query on the challenges before the new party President in the context of the crucial Assembly elections in Karnataka, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
5:13 PM, 19 Oct
Priyank Kharge on Wednesday said his father Mallikarjun Kharge, who was elected as the Congress President, will strengthen the outfit by consulting everyone and give preference to the party workers.
5:11 PM, 19 Oct
I want to congratulate my partner Shashi Tharoor as well. I met him and discussed how to take the party forward. I want to thank Sonia Gandhi on behalf of all party workers. Under her leadership, we formed our govt in the centre twice: Congress President-elect Mallikarjun Kharge
3:50 PM, 19 Oct
Outgoing Congress president Sonia Gandhi & party's General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra congratulated Mallikarjun Kharge, on being elected as the Congress President; also met his wife Radhabai Kharge.
3:49 PM, 19 Oct
WATCH | Outgoing Congress president Sonia Gandhi arrives at the residence of Congress President-elect Mallikarjun Kharge
3:14 PM, 19 Oct
I will hold a press conference between 4-4:30pm today: Mallikarjun Kharge, after getting elected as the President of the Indian National Congress
3:07 PM, 19 Oct
Mallikarjun Kharge won with a huge majority; a win of democracy. I congratulated him. I've faith his experience will benefit the party...9000 elected people elected the President,this was never done before by any party.Oppn must be nervous today:Rajasthan Cong leader Sachin Pilot
3:07 PM, 19 Oct
UP had 6 ballot boxes, of which 4 didn't have any issues. We got the seals of all ballot boxes checked by him (Shashi Tharoor) this morning. He stated, 2 ballot boxes did not have the embossed ballot box numbers: Congress Central Election Authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry
3:06 PM, 19 Oct
Total counted votes were 9,385, of which Mallikarjun Kharge received 7,897 votes & Dr Shashi Tharoor received 1,072 votes. Invalid votes- 416: Congress Central Election Authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry.
3:06 PM, 19 Oct
I hereby declare Mallikarjun Kharge as the elected President of Congress: Madhusudan Mistry, Congress CEC Chairman.
2:17 PM, 19 Oct
"The decision of the party delegates is final and I accept it humbly. It is a privilege to be a member of a party that allows its workers to choose their president," Tharoor said.
2:17 PM, 19 Oct
In a statement, Tharoor said the final verdict has been in favour of Kharge. He also conveyed his congratulations to Kharge for his victory.
2:16 PM, 19 Oct
Mallikarjun Kharge was on Wednesday elected the Congress president after defeating Shashi Tharoor in an electoral contest, the sixth in the party's 137-year-old history.
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