Congress President Election 2022: Voting on Tharoor Vs Kharge, Manmohan Singh reached to cast his vote

Publish Date: 17 Oct, 2022 |

90 years former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh cast his vote after reaching the Congress Headquarter in Delhi. When he reached to cast his vote, all the officials engaged in the election there stood with folded hands in his honor. Madhusudan Mistry, the head of the election authority himself, was also present. The former PM was made to sit on the chair. Manmohan saluted everyone and then completed the formalities.

Rahul Gandhi became voter from UP

In this election of All India Congress Committee, there are 1247 Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee members and 154 district and city presidents. MP from Wayanad in Kerala and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has also become a voter from Uttar Pradesh. However, Rahul Gandhi cast his vote at the Bharat Jodo Yatra camp site at Sanganakallu, Ballari in Karnataka. 

In the election for the post of National President of Congress, the newly elected 1247 members of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee and 154 district and city presidents of the party choose between these two, only time will tell. Both the leaders have also appealed to come to Lucknow and vote in their favor.

Non Gandhi President after 24 years

After 24 years, the new president of Congress will not be from the Gandhi family. Even though there is a contest between Kharge vs Tharoor, Kharge is being considered as a strong contender for different reasons. On the other hand, Congress Election Authority chairman Mistry has told that the voting will be done through secret ballot and votes will be mixed from all the booths and after that the counting will be done at the party headquarters on October 10. 

By the way, the controversy remained since the announcement of this election. There was speculation about Kharge being considered the official candidate, rumors of Gandhi family's support, stalwarts openly coming in support, finally there was controversy over writing 1-2 in the ballot paper. Well, today is the day of voting.


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