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Mallikarjun Kharge or Shashi Tharoor: Counting of votes today, after 24 years, Congress will get non-Gandhi president

Today is a historic day for Congress. Congress, the country's oldest party, is going to get a national president outside the Gandhi family after 24 years. Prior to this, Sitaram Kesari was the non-Gandhi president.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The country’s oldest party Congress will get its new president today. This will be the first time after 24 years that the party will get a president outside the Gandhi family. That’s why today is a historic day for Congress. Congress, the country’s oldest party, is going to get a national president outside the Gandhi family after 24 years.

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Earlier, Sitaram Kesari was the non-Gandhi president. Voting was held for the post of President on 17 October, the results of which will come today. Counting of votes will start at 10 am, after which the picture will be clear that in whose hands Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor will be in command of the Congress. Although Kharge seems to have the upper hand. In the Congress, out of 9800 delegates across the country, 9500 cast their votes.

Whether Kharge or Tharoor, whoever becomes the president, a big challenge in front of them is the elections of Himachal, Gujarat in the coming times. At the same time, the eye will also be on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. However, now after the election of a new president in a democratic way in the Congress, all national and regional parties, including BJP, will definitely face moral pressure in a way. Those who never adopted the voting system to choose their party president.

The contest for the post of Congress President is between Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor. 5-5 agents from both sides will supervise the counting of votes, while 2 agents from both the sides will be kept in reserve. Apart from these, supporters of both the leaders will also reach the Congress headquarters.

Madhusudan Mistry, president of the Congress’s Central Election Authority, had told that about 96 percent voting took place. About 9500 delegates (members of the electoral college), including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and several other senior leaders, voted on Monday to elect the new President of the party.

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