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Will Kharge be a rubber stamp or a connect between party and family?

Kharge began life as a trade union lawyer and knows what it is to struggle

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge
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Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
He’s won many elections: But can he also win them for the Congress party? This is the question members are asking themselves as Mallikarjun Kharge becomes the first non-Gandhi president of the party in two decades and only the sixth elected one in the party’s history.

Barring the Lok Sabha election in 2019, when he lost his home borough, Gulbarga, to the BJP, Kharge has never lost an election. He won from Gurmitkal Assembly constituency in Karnataka nine times in a row before he plunged into the Lok Sabha poll arena in 2009. He won from Karnataka's Gulbarga in 2014

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First Published: Oct 19 2022 | 7:28 PM IST

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