Cong Prez Poll highlights: Poll body chief says ‘9,500 delegates cast votes’
Congress President Polls highlights: The results of the election will be declared on October 19.
Congress veterans Shashi Tharoor and Mallikarjun Kharge face off in a crucial election for the post of the party's president on Monday. Over 9,000 Congress delegates voted to choose the party's 37th president since independence. The winner of the poll, happening for the sixth time in the grand old party's 137-year history, will succeed current chief Sonia Gandhi. Both Tharoor and Kharge have been actively campaigning across several states, where they met Congress delegates. While Kharge has vowed to follow in the footsteps of Congress' ‘Chintan Shivir’ declarations that occurred at a three-day event in Rajasthan earlier this year, Tharoor has promised to decentralise the party, making it more modern and inclusive. The Gandhi family has remained secluded in this process, and both presidential candidates have reiterated that none of the members - Sonia, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra - are favouring either. Tharoor has also maintained his stance on multiple occasions that he and Kharge respect each other, and will continue to work together for the betterment of their party regardless of the result.
The Congress presidential election is taking place at a time when the party is grappling with major crisis. The results of the poll will be announced on October 19.
Follow all the updates here:
Oct 17, 2022 07:30 PM IST
Around 95 per cent voting recorded in J-K for Cong presidential election
Around 95 per cent polling was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir for Congress party’s presidential elections.
Oct 17, 2022 06:35 PM IST
Sachin Pilot calls Congress president polls ‘democratic and transparent’
Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Monday said that the party has set an example for the country by conducting open, democratic and transparent elections. "The party proved that there is always free and fair election for the position of party president. Congress party has set an example for the country by conducting open, democratic and transparent elections," Pilot said.
Oct 17, 2022 05:21 PM IST
9,500 delegates cast their vote today: Congress poll body chief
9,500 delegates cast their vote today. By large, 96% of voting took place across states. No untoward incident occurred...3 ballot boxes have been received- 87 people voted at AICC, Delhi: Congress Central Election Authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry
Oct 17, 2022 05:15 PM IST
Congress poll body chief Madhusudan Mistry addresses media
Congress poll body chief Madhusudan Mistry while addressing media said that “no adverse incidents were reported in polling booths.”
Oct 17, 2022 04:42 PM IST
Cong poll body chief to address at 5 pm
Congress poll body chief Madhusudan Mistry is set to address a press conference at 5 pm as the voting for Congress presidential elections ends.
Oct 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST
Voting ends for Congress presidential elections
Voting ends for Congress presidential elections, reports ANI; results to be announced on October 19.
Oct 17, 2022 03:31 PM IST
71 percent voting done till 3 pm, say party officials
Congress officials have informed that 71% polling as been completed to elect the next All India Congress Committee (AICC) president.
Oct 17, 2022 03:21 PM IST
Congress top leaders stress Gandhi family to play key role going forward
With the Congress set to elect its first non-Gandhi president in over 24 years, senior leaders on Monday stressed the Gandhi family's guidance will be crucial and will play an important role in the party in the days to come.
Oct 17, 2022 02:28 PM IST
250 delegates cast vote in Gujarat till 1.30 pm
Around 250 Congress delegates out of the total 407 in Gujarat have voted till 1:30 pm for the polls underway on Monday to elect the next All India Congress Committee (AICC) president, reported PTI.
Oct 17, 2022 02:04 PM IST
Voting going smoothly: Madhusudan Mistry
Congress central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry told PTI on Monday that voting has been underway “smoothly” and that “no complaints” have been registered so far from anywhere. “Satisfied with Cong's prez polls process; elections are free, fair, transparent,” he was quoted as saying.
Oct 17, 2022 12:41 PM IST
Former Cong chief Rahul Gandhi casts vote in Karnataka
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi cast his vote at a ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ campsite in Bellary, Karnataka on Monday.
Oct 17, 2022 12:04 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra cast votes at AICC office in Delhi
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi and her daughter, and party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra cast their votes for the presidential polls at the AICC headquarters on Monday.
Oct 17, 2022 11:04 AM IST
Kharge, Tharoor cast their votes
Rivals in the Congress presidential elections, Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor cast their votes in Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram, respectively.
Oct 17, 2022 10:39 AM IST
Jairam Ramesh, Chidambaram vote at AICC headquarters in Delhi
Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh and P Chidambaram, among others, cast their votes to choose their party's president at the AICC headquarters in Delhi as the polling started at 10am.
Oct 17, 2022 10:32 AM IST
Voting for the elections begin
Voting for the key Congress presidential election began at 10am. It is expected to end at 4pm today.
Oct 17, 2022 09:21 AM IST
Jairam shares pic of polling booth where Rahul Gandhi will cast vote
Congress MP Jairam Ramesh shares pictures of polling booth in Karnataka where party's former chief Rahul Gandhi will cast his vote for the presidential elections, scheduled to begin shortly.
Oct 17, 2022 08:56 AM IST
Visuals from Tharoor's house, Cong office in UP surface
As the Congress party gears up for its presidential polls, visuals emerged on social media on Monday from the residence of candidate Shashi Tharoor in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Visuals also surfaced from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Polling is expected to take place between 10am and 4pm.
Oct 17, 2022 07:56 AM IST
AICC headquarters readying ahead of Cong presidential elections
The AICC headquarters in Delhi is all geared up before the key Congress presidential polls commences shortly. Party's current chief Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are expected to cast their votes from the venue on Monday. Veterans Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor are pitted against each other in the key elections.
Oct 17, 2022 06:09 AM IST
Tharoor vs Kharge headed for 1st non-Gandhi role in over 24 years
Congress veterans Shashi Tharoor and Mallikarjun Kharge will battle for the post of their party's president in a poll on Monday. The winner will replace Sonia Gandhi, and become the first non-Gandhi person to take on the top post of the Congress party in more than 24 years.