The counting begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, when Congress will elect a new president. Former Union Ministers Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor are running, and the party will elect a leader who is not a member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty for the first time in 24 years. The next president will succeed Sonia Gandhi, who has been acting as interim president since Rahul Gandhi stepped down following the party’s defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The outcome is expected to be announced between 3 and 4 p.m. The ballot boxes from the state headquarters have arrived at the Congress office for counting.
After Diwali, a new president will take over
According to Congress sources, the chosen president would assume office after Diwali in the presence of senior leaders at the Congress headquarters in a programme. It is unclear if the winner would receive the certificate on Wednesday or later.
Mallikarjun Kharge is the favourite to win the Presidential Elections.
Mallikarjun Kharge is widely regarded as the contest’s favourite. Five operatives from each side will supervise the counting, with two agents from each side held in reserve.
After 24 years, this is the first non-Gandhi party president
The outcome of the Congress Presidential Elections will choose the first non-Gandhi party president in 24 years. Sitaram Kesari, the last non-Gandhi party president, was deposed by Sonia Gandhi in 1998.
The results will be announced at 4 p.m
The outcome is expected to be announced between 3 and 4 p.m. The ballot boxes from the state headquarters have arrived at the Congress office for counting. According to sources, seventy-eight tables would be set up for vote counting, with two people at each table.