Bengaluru: Why Mallikarjun Kharge lost race for Congress national president's post?


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Aug 12: Political pundits have analysed that veteran Congress leader from Karnataka, Mallikarjun Kharge, lost in the race for the post of the party president because of differences within the party. Kharge would have emerged as an ideal choice, considering his long experience, sincerity to the party, and also because he hails from Dalit community.

Reports say that he was the first choice of Sonia Gandhi for the coveted post after Rahul Gandhi stepped down. After he was advised to take over the mantle of the party by Sonia, it is said that Kharge had given his consent.

Thereafter, Sonia Gandhi tried to get Kharge Rajya Sabha seat from Tamil Nadu as he had lost the Lok Sabha election this time. It is said that the DMK legislators resisted this attempt because of longstanding Cauvery river water sharing dispute between the two states.

It is said that five groups which were formed to finalize the name of the national president for the Congress also came up with the name of Rahul Gandhi and Kharge got support of leaders behind Rahul. It is said that even Mukul Wasnik got very few supporters. The party working committee too had finalized the names of Kharge, Mukul Wasnik and Sushil Kumar Shinde, all of whom belong to Dalit community. But Congress leader, Jyotiraditya Scindia, urged the leaders to give weightage to the opinions of young leaders. He got the support of Punjab chief minister, Amarinder Singh.

Therefore, the names of Scindia and deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, came to the fore. In the meantime, the general opinion that Kharge being aged, would not be able to move around the country and strengthen the party gained ground.

As a result, there was no unanimous choice for the post of the party president, which would have been ideal. The working committee on Saturday night, chose Sonia Gandhi as the interim Congress national president because of differences between groups within the party and its allies.

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  • roshan, bengaluru

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Stop minority appeasement, follow soft hindutva, focus on development, give chance to young blood.....you can bounce back. Otherwise, perish.

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  • Rak, M'lore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    UT Khadar is the best choice to Congress national president's post.
    He is young and man with the vision.

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  • JK, Udupi

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Because he is not from fake Gandhi family, very simple answer.

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  • Clifford Pinto, MANGALURU

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    With due respects to Mr Kharge, the party needs an young and dynamic president.
    This is the need of the hour.

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  • dinesh shetty, Nitte/Dubai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    After Independence India..i dont remember a single Non Gandhi congress president Name...All non Gandhi presidents were sidelined slowly and made non existence. A well experience seasoned politician like Karge ji knows inner circle happening of Congress best opted out rather saying he lost the race

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  • K b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Govinda or Shakti kapoor should be made Congress president...they are the right match for Modi / Shah.....

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Sad, tragic and pathetic state of the grand old, Indian National Congress party !!!!! A party off the Gandhi dynasty parivar..... The onslaught by PM Modiji and now Amit Shah, combination, depicting Krishna and Arjun, has uprooted the Congress Lock Stock and barrel !!!!!!

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  • Edward Maben, Kudla

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Was there ever a race in the first place. I bet there was never ever a race. Congress i feel is done. Atleast for the next 10 years. There is a lot of fact finding they got to do. Introspection amongst the top brass. They have failed in front of the Modi tsunami. Ofcourse yes leaders in the dakshina Kannada and Udupi region won because of Modi. Most of them infact. But Congress has some amazing leaders who aren't given opportunities, which is failing them.

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Why Kharge not given president post was because he is too old not able to move about
    And Sonia Gandhi is very Young ,Energetic and can easily move about to strengthen the Party What a beautiful Logic
    Another reason DMK didnt give Rajya Sabha Seat to Kharge because of Cauvery water dispute .Why is it compulsory to become MP for President of Congress ?
    NoLogic at all

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Wondering why the Ambani 30,000 crores (Thees hazaar Karod) walla took a back seat?
    Any idea?

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  • LAN.........,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Dear CONgressmen and CONgresswomen,

    Does this guy Kharge inspires you?,,,,Oscar is better than Kharge in everything...at least he has vision, to suggest we need to build Shiradi tunnel...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Dalith can't become party president and Prime minister ????

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  • Kumar, Kinnigoli

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    But a Neech can become a P. M......

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Kumar
    Thannathe parara bagedode kailasa nermaneyakku sarvajna

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    If Kharge is aged and can't move around freely can Soniaji? What is this logic?
    In any case 'Mummy ' is back and the 'baby' which had not matured properly has been put back into the incubator....
    Baby was speaking votrassi and this cost the party dear in 2019... Now also...
    Let us see now...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Bhanda, even after Congress total rout in elections, you still fascinated by Congress, Mummy, Baby...etc...Move on Bhanda...it is already next day....

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Who is fascinated re k b ? Just stated the obvious....
    Had predicted rout long ago... you only hung on... Time for you to move on....

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    As a seasoned politian himself a slave of fake Gandhi family, how he will become president when fake Gandhi family rules Congress party....

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  • Rajesh, MANGALURU

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Such a big person never becomes a Party president. hahaha. such a shame to this party values. That's the difference between BJP and Con-grass.

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  • Kumar, Kinnigoli

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Why Iswarappa not become C. M. Of KARNATAKA.....

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    100% correct phander ye Kumar Anna. Boda sheera!!!!!!

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  • VISHU, MOODABIDRI

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    All that happens, happens for good. Just imagine, Mr. Kharge, becomes AICC President. Our Ex-CM Mr. Siddu, would have become a history. Then, what would have happened to his supporters, all should have packed their bags. So, it's good that Mrs. Gandhi became the chief. Mr. Siddu & his supporters have their last laugh.

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Not lost anything, he is strong pillar of Congress, we respect him ..

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  • Kumar, Kinnigoli

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    I vote for congress only till gandhi family leads the party..... because today i am millionaire because of Indira Gandhi.... ಉಳುವವನೇ ಹೊಲದ ಒಡೆಯ.....

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Actually Kharge is an extremely arrogant & scheming politico. Once upon a time he was called Sollillada Sardara, now post defeat what?
    Also his Son, Jr Kharge is hell bent on being like Rowdy in Vidhan Sabha, beating MLA's

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