After 26 years, Congress to get a president from south India

Bengaluru, Sep 30 (IANS): With the last date of filing of nominations to the post of Congress President ending on Friday, it is certain that the next party chief will be from south India, and after more than a quarter of a century.

P.V. Narashima Rao was the last one to have occupied this post from South India from 1992 to 1996 and now it will be a fight between party veteran Mallikarjun Kharge who hails from Karnataka and Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor.

Tharoor made it clear, soon after filing his papers, that he will not pull out of the race and has his own vision for the party which he will share with all delegates.

And with the Rajya Sabha veteran Kharge being the "official" candidate of the Nehru-Gandhi family, he is also not going to withdraw and this makes a contest when around 9,100 Congress voters will decide who among the two should be their chief.




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  • gerald, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Shashi Tharoor is my Choice, Hope he wins, he will make BJP look like fools with his language

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  • myna, mysuru

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Party cannot be gifted away to a person like Sashi Tharoor who connects well with the elite and is a failure at the grassroots. Revamping the party is not as simple as he dreams. It requires a balancing act otherwise there will be an exodus of partymen to other greener pastures. Mr. Kharge is best suited for the job though age is to his disadvantage.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Tharoor has literally little presence in north congress, so him winning is really difficult.

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  • Dr. mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Fri, Sep 30 2022

    Best Wishes to you, Shashi.

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  • vnayak, Mangalore/Switzerland

    Fri, Sep 30 2022

    Anybody young, dynamic and provide leadership and Vision for the Youth is the NEED of the hour for Congress. They still are stuck with their old people who want to make it big just because of the old names like Gandhi and Nehru (both of whom were great). This is the main reason why younger people are thrning away from Congress.

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  • Piad, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 30 2022

    Need of the hour is Shashi Tharoor.

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