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Mallikarjun Kharge: Some lesser known facts about Congress' 98th president

Interim president Sonia Gandhi met Kharge today and congratulated him for winning the elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his wishes to Kharge

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Indian National Congress on Wednesday elected Mallikarjun Kharge as its 98th president. Kharge defeated fellow senior MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, in the PCC elections held on October 17. The party has chosen a non-Gandhi leader after over two decades.

Out of the total 9,385 votes, Kharge received 7,897 votes, while Tharoor received 1,072 votes. As many as 416 votes were invalid. Interim president Sonia Gandhi met Kharge after the result and congratulated him for winning the elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his wishes to Kharge.

Here are some of the interesting facts about the new Congress president:

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First Published: Oct 20 2022 | 6:36 AM IST

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