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Kharge bags 7897 votes out of 9385, Tharoor concedes defeat

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Mallikarjun Kharge (80) swept the party’s Presidential polls on October 19. He bagged 7,897 of the total 9,385 votes, while his opponent, Shashi Tharoor (66), conceded defeat with 1,072 votes.

Kharge would become the Congress’ first non-Gandhi president in over two decades by replacing Sonia Gandhi who was the Interim Chief after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as the party president after 2019 Lok Sabha debacle.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge swept the presidential polls on October 19. He bagged 7,897 of the total 9,385 votes, while his opponent, Shashi Tharoor, conceded defeat with 1,072 votes.

Congratulating Kharge on his victory, Tharoor tweeted, “It is a great honour and a huge responsibility to be President of the INC and I wish Kharge ji all success in the task.”

Also Read: Shashi Tharoor concedes defeat; Congress gets its first non-Gandhi President in Mallikarjun Kharge after 24 years

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VIDEO: Rahul Gandhi blows kisses at BJP office during Bharat Jodo Yatra

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on December 6 morning during Bharat Jodo Yatra made headlines when he gave flying kisses to people at the BJP Jhalawar office’s rooftop who wanted to catch a glimpse of the march. 

Bharat Jodo Yatra is passing through Rajasthan now, it resumed from Khel Sankul and crossed Jhalawar city in the morning.

Just a day ago, Rahul Gandhi targeted opposition BJP and RSS, asking why they were not chanting ‘Jai Siyaram’ and ‘Hey Ram’.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Govind Singh Dotasra, and several MLAs are accompanying Gandhi on the yatra.

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10 lakh spectators, covering 14 seats across 50 km; PM Modi makes history with road show for BJP in Ahmedabad

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10 lakh spectators, covering 14 seats across 50 km; PM Modi makes history with road show for BJP in Ahmedabad

PM Modi at the road show in Ahmedabad for Gujarat Elections 2022

Gujarat Elections 2022 is on-going, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s road show in Ahmedabad on December 1 made history.

Modi stood in a vehicle designed specially for the 50 km long road show, perhaps the longest in India. It passed through 14 Vidhan Sabha seats, and over 10 lakh people turned up to witness it. 

PM Modi’s road show commenced from Naroda village, passed through the eastern part of Ahmedabad and ended at IOC circle in the Chandkheda area on the city’s western side. It took almost 4 hours to complete the distance.

First phase of voting of Gujarat Assembly Elections in 89 seats was held on December 1. In the remaining 93 seats, which include 16 in Ahmedabad, will happen on December 5.

Also Read: PM Narendra Modi likely to visit Nagpur on December 11

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‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claims Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan

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“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan, Bharat Jodo Yatra leader Rahul Gandhi

“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25. He also said that he has ordered a probe into the incident.

Earlier that day, BJP leaders alleged that partakers in the Yatra shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. A controversy flared up after BJP State President VD Sharma and other party leaders shared a video on social media claiming that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised during the rally.

Calling it a conspiracy by the BJP against Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party denied the claims. Yatra entered Madhya Pradesh on its 77th day of the Padyatra on November 23.

Covering a total distance of  3,570 km, Congress claimed that Bharat Jodo Yatra is the longest march on foot by any Indian politician in the history of India. It started from Kanyakumari on September 7, and will end in Kashmir next year.

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