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Mallikarjun Kharge may have upper hand in race for Congress president post

Kharge, a Dalit, who had to struggle his entire life, has a good record of winning elections

Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge (left) and Shashi Tharoor file nomination for the post of party president, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: PTI
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Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge (left) and Shashi Tharoor file nomination for the post of party president, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: PTI

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Senior Congress leader from Karnataka Mallikarjun Kharge (80) filed his nomination for the election of Congress president as Digvijaya Singh withdrew from the race. 

The contest for the post would now be between Kharge, Shashi Tharoor and KN Tripathi, who was a former Jharkhand minister.

Nominations for the post of Congress president closed at 3 pm on Friday and results will be declared on October 19. Withdrawals are possible till 8 October.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was being seen as a frontrunner in the race before he opted to pull out after meeting Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. 

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First Published: Sep 30 2022 | 7:24 PM IST

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