Today on Wednesday 26th October, 2022, veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge will formally take over as party president. Before taking office, Kharge went to Rajghat and paid his respects to Mahatma Gandhi.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who had supported Kharge for the Congress presidency, said on Wednesday that efforts were made until the last minute to make Rahul Gandhi the party president because only he can challenge Prime Minister Modi and the government he leads.
“Efforts were made until the last minute to make Rahul Gandhi the party president because only he can challenge Modi and the government.” Today marks the start of a new chapter.
“We extend our congratulations to Mallikarjun Kharge Ji and will work to strengthen the party,” Gehlot said.
During the Congress presidential election, Gehlot stated that Kharge has the experience to strengthen the party and would come out on top, while his opponent in the race, Shashi Tharoor, belonged to the “elite class.”
Earlier in the day, Kharge, joined by Congress leaders Ajay Maken, Anil Chaudhary of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, and Srinivas BV of the Youth Congress, among others, paid floral tributes at the memorial of the Father of the Nation.
“Kharge ji, the newly elected Congress president, visited Rajghat before taking the oath of office today and paid his respects to revered Bapu.
Even today, Mahatma Gandhi’s path is guiding not only the Congress, but the country and the world “The Congress said in a Hindi tweet.
Kharge will be formally handed over the certificate of election by the Congress’ central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry and the party reins by outgoing chief Sonia Gandhi at a function at the AICC headquarters here.
Kharge defeated Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor in a direct contest for the top post in the grand old party after the Gandhis opted out of the race.