While preparing for the Congress presidential poll scheduled on 18th of October 2022, Mallikarjun Kharge says, – ‘‘Don’t you compare me with Tharoor.’’
The feud between the two Congress stalwarts have come outside the camps. The soft-spoken Tharoor has to find the reply on the statement of Kharge asking media not to compare him with Tharoor.
Though Kharge has not given any explanation over his statement still it shows the egos of the two top leaders of the party are encountering each other.
Not to mention, in the ongoing process for the top job in the Congress party, Shashi Tharoor does not even have full support from his own G-23 whereas Mallikarjun Kharge has the aasheervaad of the Gandhis.
During a media interview when Mallikarjun Kharge was asked about Shashi Tharoor’s plan to “decentralise authority” in the historical party, he in a straightforward he said that he does not want the two of them to be put in comparison with each other.
Talking about Tharoor’s manifesto which suggest a need to “reform the way the party functions”, he replied it categorically saying,- “I have come on my own from block president to this level. Was Shashi Tharoor there during that time?”