Shashi Tharoor, a Congressman who has declared his candidacy for party president, claimed that individuals like Mallikarjun Kharge are incapable of bringing about change in the party and will maintain the current structure. Shashi Tharoor argued for the position of Congress leader by stating that, if chosen, he would implement changes in line with party members’ expectations.
“This isn’t war, and we’re not at war.” This survey is for the future of our party. Kharge Ji is among the top three Congress party leaders. He and other similar leaders are unable to effect change and will uphold the status quo. According to what party members expect, I’ll bring about change, as Shashi Tharoor promised in Nagpur.
In a statement made earlier today, Mallikarjun Kharge, the presidential candidate for the Congress party, said that he is not standing against anyone but is instead doing so to support the party. Kharge claimed that both senior and younger leaders had urged him to run for office. After K N Tripathi, a former minister of Jharkhand, had his nomination for the Congress presidency rejected on Saturday, only Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor remained in the race.
Ashok Gehlot, who withdrew from the race for Congress chief after the party’s Rajasthan unit fell into disarray, supported Mallikarjun Kharge instead. “Therefore, it will naturally be a one-sided contest for Kharge,” the Rajasthan chief minister was quoted as saying by PTI.
The final list of candidates is scheduled to be released at 5 p.m. on October 8; the deadline for withdrawal of nominations for the Congress presidential election is October 7. The election will take place on October 17 if necessary. The voting will take place on October 19 and the results will be made public on that day.