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“Have Fruitful Tenure”: PM Modi Wishes New Congress President Kharge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took to Twitter to wish the newly elected president of Congress party-Mallikarjun Kharge. PM Modi congratulated the veteran leader and wishes him a “fruitful tenure”.

“My best wishes to Shri Mallikarjun Kharge Ji for his new responsibility as President of @INCIndia. May he have a fruitful tenure ahead,” PM Modi wrote. 

On Wednesday afternoon, the Congress declared the results of its Presidential election. Mallikarjun Kharge, who secured 7897 votes, whereas his opponent MP Shashi Tharoor could garner 1078 votes.

After the results became clear, Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter and conceded defeat and wished Kharge all success. He tweeted, “It is a great honour & a huge responsibility to be President of @INCIndia & I wish @Kharge ji all success in that task. It was a privilege to have received the support of over a thousand colleagues,& to carry the hopes& aspirations of so many well-wishers of Congress across India.”

More than 9,500 delegates cast their votes in the presidential election which took place after the culmination of the party’s organizational polls.

As per Congress sources, the elected president will take charge after Diwali in the presence of senior leaders in a programme at the Congress headquarters.


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