'If content, choose Kharge': Shashi Tharoor on crucial Congress contestThe presidential race saw several twists and turns with the entry of exit of Ashok Gehlot, Digvijaya Singh. Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot opted out of the contest after his loyalists put up a rebellion in Rajasthan against any possibility of Sachin Pilot replacing him in the state. Digvijaya Singh withdrew from the election as he did not want to contest against Kharge.
Referring to the continued ancient flow of Indian consciousness, PM Narendra Modi said that India is not just a land mass but is an expression of civilisation, culture, harmony and possibilities. Modi said many other civilisations perished as they could not adapt to the changing times, but Indian civilisation has endured for thousands of years.