Veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge’s last minute entry for the Congress presidential post has been a surprise package for many, he is an old 80-year-old man; so many people are inquiring about Kharge's health.
New Delhi: Veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge’s last minute entry for the Congress presidential post has been a surprise package for many. He is an old 80-year-old man; so many people are inquiring about Kharge’s health and whether or not he will be able to transmit the fresh air into Congress’s blood.
The very first demand of the Congress dissidents who rallied under the banner of G-23 was to appoint a full-time working president to counter the BJP’s assertion that the party has a workaholic culture because Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are frequently quoted as working tirelessly for 16 to 18 hours every day.
Senor leader Kharge had a knee surgery in 2017 at AIIMS, and according to those close to him, his knee was replaced. Since then, he walks with the help of a stick and needs support while climbing stairs. He has been also suffering from age related diseases like BP and hypertension, as per the sources
However, his supporters claim that he is energetic so that he participates in lengthy parliamentary proceedings and, as a loyalist, always takes part in Congress programmes whenever asked.
The political career of the former President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress, Kharge, has been remarkable. He is an eight-time MLA, a two-time Lok Sabha MP, and is now a Rajya Sabha MP.
Kharge is known to fight till the last moment. He jumps into politics in his college days and is elected as the general secretary of the students’ body of the Government College, Gulbarga. He played a key role on several occasions in the agitations for the rights of labourers.
The voting for the Congress Party presidential election is scheduled for October 17, and the results will be declared on October 19. Who knows that Kharge will be the next Congress president? Wait for more than a fortnight.