As expected, the Congress remained what it has been for a long while: A Gandhi family stronghold. As results of the farcical internal elections of the Congress were declared today, it was seen that Gandhi family loyalist Mallikarjun Kharge has swept votes.
Kharge received 7,897 of the total 9,385 votes (all loyalists), his opponent, Shashi Tharoor came up at a mere 1,072. Therefore, Kharge will replace interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, who has been occupying the post ever since Rahul Gandhi stepped down after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Which also means that Kharge will be the puppet president of the party.
It is being said that he party now has a non-Gandhi as its president in two decades, but what is the name for a minion of the Gandhi family carrying out the family’s wishes to the Tharoor?
Kharge is openly known as the Gandhi family’s ‘unofficial official candidate’. Therefore, a large number of senior leaders backed him. These leaders include many from the so-called Group of 23, who had carried out a farcical ‘revolt’ some time back. That the Congress spine is lost forever, is now official.