In the nation’s capital, Kharge also presented floral tributes to former leaders Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi at Shanti Van and Shakti Sthal, respectively. At a ceremony later in the day at the Congress headquarters here, the seasoned politician will assume leadership as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) President. Kharge will get an election certificate from Sonia Gandhi at the occasion.
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, is also set to attend the ceremony. To attend the occasion, Rahul Gandhi will take a break from his current Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Kharge will be the first non-Nehru-Gandhi family member to lead the Congress in 24 years.
At Congress’ main office, preparations are under underway for Kharge’s swearing-in event.
The event is open to all members of the Congress Working Committee, MPs, Pradesh Congress Committee presidents, CLP leaders, past Chief Ministers, former State Presidents, and other AICC office bearers.
All of the aforementioned parties have been invited by the organization’s general secretary, KC Venugopal.
Bhupesh Baghel, the chief minister of Chhattisgarh, has indicated he will attend the occasion as well. “In his new role as the Congress party’s national president, Mallikarjun Kharge will seize the reins. I have also been requested to attend the event. I’m heading to Delhi, so “In Raipur, he spoke.
In the contest for the party’s top position, Kharge defeated Shashi Tharoor by a wide margin, becoming the first non-Gandhi to assume the position after 24 years.
In the presidential election, which was conducted on October 17, Kharge earned 7,897 votes, while Tharoor garnered 1,072.
At a time when the country’s democracy is “under jeopardy,” Kharge said shortly after his election victory that the party has provided an “example of strengthening the country’s democracy by conducting organisational elections.”
In a statement to the media following his victory, Kharge said that during the course of the nation’s 75-year existence, Congress had “continuously enhanced democracy” and safeguarded the Constitution.
“At a time when the Constitution is under attack, democracy is in peril, and every institution is being undermined, Congress has demonstrated how to enhance the nation’s democracy by holding national organisational elections. I’d want to thank everyone involved in the election,” he said.
In addition, he offered Tharoor his congratulations and stated that they had spoken about ways to advance the party. To congratulate Kharge on his triumph, Tharoor had gone to his home.
“I also want to congratulate Shashi Tharoor, who is my partner. As representatives, we were running for office. He came to see me, and we spoke about how to move the party along “said Kharge.
Kharge will also soon travel to Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, two states that are awaiting elections.