Shashi Tharoor’s statement on the election of Congress National President
Said- Not sad with the result of the election, it was already sure
Spoke to Sonia, Kharge was the choice of most of the party members
New Delhi. Shashi Tharoor, who lost the election of Congress National President, said that he is not at all sad about the result. It was sure from the beginning that the party would stand behind my rival Mallikarjun Kharge. When I spoke to Sonia Gandhi about this, she said – It is not surprising that party members voted in this way. He himself gave this vote.
It is worth mentioning that ever since Mallikarjun Kharge won the election for the post of Congress National President, Tharoor faction has been making allegations and counter allegations. Tharoor’s chief election agent Salman Soz had written a letter to Madhusudan Mistry, chairman of the party’s Central Election Authority. In this, he had said that the facts of the election are not fair and there is a lack of credibility in the election process in UP. Mistry was very angry about this matter. He also retaliated on this issue. He had said that the report of this internal election of Congress has been prepared by the State Election Officer and Secretary.
Soz has two faces – Mistry
The allegation of the Tharoor faction will be answered. He had dismissed the allegations of bogus voting by the Tharoor faction. Mistry has written a counter letter to Tharoor’s representative. It is written in it that there is no bogus voting in the election. Not only this, Mistry even wrote that you agree and are satisfied with our reply to the allegations before us. But, your other face is visible in the media.
Kharge won by so many votes
After winning the election, Mallikarjun Kharge will take over as the president on October 26. In this election, he was competing with Shashi Tharoor. He defeated Tharoor by 6,825 votes. Kharge got 7,897 votes and Tharoor got 1,072 votes. After 24 years, a leader from outside the Gandhi family has become the president of the Congress party.
Tags: Congress Presidential Election, Mallikarjun Kharge, SHASHI THAROOR
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 20, 2022, 21:27 IST