Congress chief polls
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'We're Gandhi's soldiers, we do not fear anyone': Mallikarjun Kharge takes over as Congress chief

Kharge, 80, takes charge of the party at a time when it faces a tough challenge from a formidable BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which has ousted the Congress from many states.

published on : 26th October 2022
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'One face for me, another for media': Mistry slams Tharoor over 'poll irregularities' charge

The campaign team of Tharoor had written to Mistry a day before the counting of votes, flagging "extremely serious irregularities" in the conduct of the election in Uttar Pradesh.

published on : 20th October 2022
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Tough road ahead for Mallikarjun Kharge as challenges galore for Congress

Kharge's election comes at a time when the party is reeling under internal rumblings and high-profile exits after a series of electoral debacles that have reduced it to a shadow of its former self.

published on : 20th October 2022
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Mallikarjun Kharge elected as Congress' first non-Gandhi president in over two decades

Kharge will replace Sonia Gandhi, the longest-serving party president who has been at the helm since 1998, barring the two years between 2017 and 2019 when Rahul Gandhi had taken over.

published on : 19th October 2022
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As Cong elects non-Gandhi chief, top leaders stress Gandhi family to play key role going forward

Over 9,000 Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates form the electoral college to pick the party chief in a secret ballot.

published on : 17th October 2022
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Congress polls HIGHLIGHTS: Voting ends in 'loyalist' Kharge vs 'change seeker' Tharoor contest

Tharoor cast his vote at the Kerala Congress headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram, while Kharge voted at the Karnataka Congress office in Bengaluru.

published on : 17th October 2022
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Will have no shame in taking advice of Gandhi family: Mallikarjun Kharge

'Sonia and Rahul Gandhi know every nook and corner of the country, who is where and who can do what for the party', said Congress presidential candidate Mallikarjun Kharge.

published on : 16th October 2022
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Sixth time in its 137-year-history Congress all set to have internal elections for its president

The upcoming polls would certainly be historic as the new president would replace Sonia Gandhi, the longest-serving party president.

published on : 16th October 2022
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Will revive CWC elections, parliamentary board if I'm Congress president: Shashi Tharoor

Re-imagining the organisation, and delegating powers to grassroots-level leaders will free the new president from the onerous burdens of over-administration, Tharoor said.

published on : 12th October 2022
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Mallikarjun Kharge rubbishes BJP's claim of him being 'Sonia's remote control'

Hailing Sonia Gandhi, Kharge said she had made a renowned economist the country's prime minister (Manmohan Singh) rather than taking up the post herself or considering her son for it.

published on : 7th October 2022
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When a candidate decides to contest, how I can stop him: Mallikarjun Kharge on Shashi Tharoor

Congress presidential candidate Kharge said he had told Tharoor it would be better to have a consensus candidate to which he (Tharoor) had said that there should be a fight in a democracy.

published on : 2nd October 2022
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Congress chief polls | Shashi Tharoor: A man of words and many independent moves

Always known to speak his mind, the 'G 23' leader has reiterated time and again that his sole intention of being among the signatories to the letter to Sonia Gandhi was reform of the party.

published on : 30th September 2022
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Mallikarjun Kharge​, a Gandhi family loyalist poised to be second Congress chief from Karnataka

Kharge has served as Union Cabinet Minister- Labour and Employment, also Railways and Social Justice and Empowerment in the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government.

published on : 30th September 2022
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After 26 years, Congress to get a president from south India

Tharoor made it clear, soon after filing his papers, that he will not pull out of the race and has his own vision for the party which he will share with all delegates.

published on : 30th September 2022
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Cong prez poll: Tharoor aware of his underdog tag, says 'one has to bat on the available pitch'

Tharoor said he has never contested an election without seeking to win.

published on : 30th September 2022
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Former Jharkhand minister K N Tripathi files nomination for Congress presidential poll

Tripathi served as the national president of the Congress-affiliated Indian National Trade Union Congress (Tripathi faction).

published on : 30th September 2022
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Kharge, Tharoor, Tripathi file nominations for Congress Presidential poll

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who was seen as a contender for the top post, on Friday announced that he will not contest the party president's election.

published on : 30th September 2022
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Decision on Rajasthan Chief Minister in a day or two: Congress

Party general secretary KC Venugopal also said it will be clear by tomorrow, the last day of filing nominations for the post of Congress party president, who all will contest.

published on : 29th September 2022
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Will not contest Congress prez poll, apologised to Sonia for what happened in Jaipur: Ashok Gehlot

When asked if he will continue as chief minister, Gehlot, who is a three-time chief minister of Rajasthan, said Sonia Gandhi will decide on the issue.

published on : 29th September 2022
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Congress presidential polls: Shashi Tharoor to file nomination on Sept 30

A representative of Tharoor has informed Madhusudan Mistry's office that he will file nomination for the post of president on September 30 at 11 AM.

published on : 27th September 2022
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