Congress Presidential Election: Big Change or No Change; What can be expected?

The election of the Congress President is to be held on October 17 this year. For the first time in two decades, the grand old party will conduct the democratic process of electing the party president. In the elections in which Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor can contest from Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot for the post of Congress President.

While some expect a drastic change in the functioning of the party, as the Congress has toGandhi President For the first time since 1998, others believe that nothing will change despite the election.

here is a detailed understanding

Congress President Election Important Dates

Election day: October 17

Result date: 19 October

Congress President Election: Likely Contenders

Shashi Tharoor

Ashok Gehlot

congress president election result

The Congress would be able to avoid the criticism of dynasticism and nepotism, especially those imposed on it by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This may prove in his favor for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections as well.

-As is clear from the spokesperson Gaurav VallabhAshok Gehlot’s tweet recognized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being the oldest party to contest elections.

Ashok Gehlot, 71, from an Other Backward Class (OBC) background, is also the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. If elected as the president, the Congress is expected to gain traction in northern India—which includes six major states where the BJP and Congress are in direct contests.

The need to balance their scales arises in the northern part of India, as Congress stalwarts are in the south. Rahul Gandhi is MP from Wayanad and Shashi Tharoor is MP from Thiruvananthapuram. Also, Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of the Opposition Rajya Sabha, is from Karnataka. Don’t forget KC Venugopal, the second most important person in Congress, is also from Kerala.

Ashok Gehlot’s election can bring a balance between young and senior leaders in the party.

Shashi Tharoor’s election will signal a democratic inclusion, given that most Congress leaders are unhappy with Tharoor’s participation in the G-23 leader’s letter to interim president Sonia Gandhi, demanding major reforms in the party’s structure and functioning. Huh.

The chances of Congress winning the 2024 Lok Sabha elections may increase if the party makes a fresh start and looks at new ways of dealing with the BJP.

However, some also believe that a non-Gandhi as president would only create a parallel power structure within an already weak party. Gandhi has taken over the reins of the party for the last 24 years.

– Will the Gandhi family continue to be a powerful influence in taking important decisions within the party, even after being elected president.

Whoever is elected president of the Congress has only two years to come up with a strategy, a face, who can compete with Narendra Modi in the 2024 general election.

The recent exit of prominent and senior Congress leaders complaining about the party’s functioning has put the Congress in trouble as Rahul Gandhi begins his Bharat Jodi Yatra from Kanyakumari.

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