Congress presidential race: Shashi Tharoor speaks to Mallikarjun Kharge, says 'we worked well together in LS'

Updated on Sep 30, 2022 11:29 PM IST

Congress president election LIVE updates: The polling will take place on October 17 and the votes will be counted on October 19.

The Congress presidential elections are scheduled on October 17, and the counting of the votes and results will be declared on October 19.
The Congress presidential elections are scheduled on October 17, and the counting of the votes and results will be declared on October 19.(File)
By, New Delhi

Congress presidential race LIVE updates: As the Congress works to resolve the Rajasthan crisis amid the race to pick the next party boss, Friday is the last day to file nominations for the top post. Shashi Tharoor is among a few leaders to have confirmed their candidature. Mallikarjun Kharge is also throwing his hat in the ring to replace Sonia Gandhi (interim chief) as the race intensifies. The polling will take place on October 17 and votes will be counted two days later.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Sep 30, 2022 09:01 PM IST

    Tharoor to start campaigning from Nagpur

    Shashi Tharoor will begin his campaigning for the Congress presidential election from Nagpur.  He will visit the Deekshabhoomi monument here on Saturday. 

  • Sep 30, 2022 08:52 PM IST

    Tharoor speaks to Kharge: ‘We worked well together in the Lok Sabha’

    Congress MP and candidate in the party's presidential polls Shashi Tharoor on Friday took to Twitter to write that he has spoken to his opponent Mallikarjun Kharge, and wished him best for the forthcoming event.

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    ‘Gandhis not endorsing anyone’: Madhusudan Mistry's ‘clear’ msg

    Madhusudan Mistry sent a clear message on Friday during a press conference saying that the Gandhi family is not “endorsing anyone” in the race to become the next Congress president. Read more.

  • Sep 30, 2022 04:52 PM IST

    Received 20 nomination forms, 14 from Kharge

    Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry, who is overseeing the party's presidential polls, said on Friday that they have received a total of 20 nomination forms, of which 14 were by Mallikarjun Kharge. He added that five were done by Shashi Tharoor and one by Jharkhand Congress leader KN Tripathi. “Tomorrow, we will scrutinise the forms, and…in the evening, we will announce the ones that are valid and the candidates' names,” Mistry said at the press briefing.

  • Sep 30, 2022 02:48 PM IST

    Khurshid, Gehlot among Cong leaders who have backed Kharge

    Gandhis-backed Kharge receives support from nearly 30 Congress leaders for the party's presidential polls. These names include Deepender Hooda, Salman Khurshid, Ashok Gehlot, Digvijaya Singh, Manish Tewari, Prithviraj Chavan, and among others.

  • Sep 30, 2022 02:42 PM IST

    Kharge thanks party leaders, refuses to speak about Tharoor

    Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge at a press briefing told reporters that he is thankful to his party leaders after he filed his nomination papers to become the next party president. He, however, refused to speak about his opponent Shashi Tharoor.

  • Sep 30, 2022 02:02 PM IST

    Mallikarjun Kharge files nomination 

    Mallikarjun Kharge files nomination to contest Congress prez polls next month.

  • Sep 30, 2022 01:58 PM IST

    I've a vision for Congress...: Tharoor after filing nomination papers for prez polls

    After filing nomination papers, Tharoor says: "I've a vision for Congress which I'll be sending to all delegates, we're going to seek their support... I'm here to be the voice of all party workers"

    "Nomination papers I submitted reflect extraordinarily wide range of support extended voluntarily to me by party workers across India. We've submitted 5 forms,50 signs. We're about to submit the 6th form before 3pm, which will take the total to 60(signs)."

    "These represent party workers from a dozen states in India. We're very pleased to have signs of party colleagues from Kashmir to Kerala, from Punjab to Nagaland. I hope my campaign will appeal to them & will represent a way forward for the party."

  • Sep 30, 2022 01:42 PM IST

    Growing support for Mallikarjun Kharge in Congress presidential poll contest

    Veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge’s candidacy for the Congress presidential polls has received the backing of many of his party colleagues after his meeting with Sonia Gandhi late on Thursday night generated buzz that he would be a frontrunner in the race. Read more

  • Sep 30, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    Deepender Hooda voices support for Kharge

    I welcome Mallikarjun Kharge's nomination for Congress president post, confident that he will elected. Over the years, he has raised the voice of the people in Parliament. I've signed his nomination papers as a proposer: Congress MP Deepender S Hooda

  • Sep 30, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    Manish Tewari, Anand Sharma to back Kharge

    Congress leader Manish Tewari has said his colleague Anand Sharma and he will be backing Mallikarjun Kharge's candidature for party president polls.

  • Sep 30, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    K N Tripathi files papers

    Former Jharkhand minister K N Tripathi files his nomination papers for Congress president's election.

  • Sep 30, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    Shashi Tharoor files nomination to contest in Congress presidential poll race

    Shashi Tharoor has filed the nomination for the Congress presidential poll, which has been surrounded by controversy amid the crisis in Rajasthan. Read more

  • Sep 30, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Sachin Pilot supporters gather at Congress office

    Supporters of Congress leader Sachin Pilot have reportedly gathered at AICC in Delhi.

    “Pilot knows about problems at the ground level and what the party workers go through. We demand such a leader should be made the party president,” a Pilot supporter was quoted by ANI.

  • Sep 30, 2022 12:41 PM IST

    Gehlot says he will back Kharge for Congress president

    Our senior leaders together have taken the decision regarding Kharge ji's nomination (for Congress president post), I will be a proposer for him: Congress leader & Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot in Delhi

  • Sep 30, 2022 11:54 AM IST

    Tharoor to file papers for Congress president election at 12.15pm

    Pleased to announce that I will be filing my nomination papers at @INCIndia HQ, 24 Akbar Rd, at 12.15 today & holding a press conference at my residence, 97 Lodhi Estate, at 1 pm. These will both be live on my social media handles: Shashi Tharoor

  • Sep 30, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    'My loyalty with Gandhi family': Digvijaya Singh bows out of Congress president race, to be proposer for Kharge

    In a major twist to the last-minute race for the Congress presidential poll, Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh opted out of the race and said he will back Mallikarjun Kharge in the election. Read more

  • Sep 30, 2022 10:46 AM IST

    'Fully prepared to hold prez polls': CEA chairman Mistry

    We're fully prepared to hold the elections for party's president post. Any person can submit his nomination form b/w 11am &3pm today. Digvijaya Singh is expected to submit form around 1130am, Tharoor Ji to come at around noon: Congress central election authority chairman, M Mistry

  • Sep 30, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    'The more candidates, the better': Shashi Tharoor on buzz over Mallikarjun Kharge candidature

    I only see speculation (of LoP Mallikarjun Kharge contesting for post of Congress President). He's also a very respected colleague, we worked together in Lok Sabha. It'll be a good thing to have more people in the frame. The more candidates, the better: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

  • Sep 30, 2022 10:10 AM IST

    Shashi Tharoor at Raj Ghat ahead of papers filing

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor reaches Raj Ghat in Delhi, ahead of filing his nomination for the post of Congress President at noon today.

    He says, "When you enter a race, you know that the outcome is uncertain but you go with confidence that you'll give a good account of yourself."

  • Sep 30, 2022 09:45 AM IST

    Digvijaya Singh meets Mallikarjun Kharge

    Congress MP Digvijaya Singh meets party leader Mallikarjun Kharge- who is also expected to file his nomination for Congress president post.

  • Sep 30, 2022 09:43 AM IST

    On Digvijaya Singh's candidature, Tharoor says: ‘No rivalry’

    I'm going to be filing (nomination for post of Congress President) at noon. You'll see me at 24, Akbar Road: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

    On Digvijaya Singh's candidature, Tharoor says, "We all share same ideology, want the party to be strengthened; friendly contest, no rivalry."

  • Sep 30, 2022 09:43 AM IST

    Kharge likely among Cong prez poll frontrunners, last day of nomination today

    Mallikarjun Kharge is another senior Congress leader whose name is doing rounds now as the grand old party sees the last day for the nomination of presidential elections. The polls would be held on October 17 and the results would be expected by October 19. Read more

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