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Shashi Tharoor pledges full support, collaboration to Kharge in ‘Taking Congress Forward’

Last updated: October 26, 2022, 13:54 IST

Shashi Tharoor greets newly elected congress president Mallikarjun Kharge at his residence in New Delhi on Wednesday.  (PTI photo)

Shashi Tharoor greets newly elected congress president Mallikarjun Kharge at his residence in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI photo)

Kharge, the first non-Gandhi to lead the party in 24 years, formally took over as congress chairman at AICC headquarters here

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who lost to Mallikarjun Kharge in the party’s presidential race, pledged his full support and cooperation to the new AICC chief on Wednesday to move the party forward. Kharge, the first non-Gandhi to lead the party in 24 years, formally took over as congress chairman at AICC headquarters here.

Tharoor, who attended the event, said in a tweet: “Meeting for a brief chat after Kharge ji sat in his new office for a symbolic moment. I promised him my full support and cooperation to move Congress forward.”

He also posted a photo sitting with Kharge and Sonia Gandhi after the ceremony at the party headquarters here. Earlier, Tharoor congratulated Kharge on his official acceptance of the duties of the Congress President and wished him success.

Kharge, 80, defeated his 66-year-old rival, Tharoor, to win more than 84 percent of the vote in the presidential election. Kharge polled 7,897 Pradesh Congress Committee delegate votes out of 9,385, while Tharoor took 1072.

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