Election of the President of Congress: Big Change or No Change; what can be expected?


The election of the president of Congress is scheduled for October 17 this year. For the first time in two decades, the big old party will lead the democratic process to elect a party chairman. The elections in which Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor will contest Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot for the position of Congress President.

While some expect a colossal change in the way the party functions as Congress will have a non-Gandhi president for the first time since 1998, others believe nothing will change regardless of the election.

Here is a detailed understanding:

Congress president poll: important dates

Election Day: October 17

Result day: October 19

Congress president poll: likely contenders

Shashi Tharoor

Ashok Gehlot

Congress president poll: possible outcomes

-The Congress will be able to evade the dynasty and nepotism criticism, especially expressed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This could also prove to be in their favor for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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-As witnessed by spokesman Gourav Vallabh’s tweet, Ashok Gehlot is bringing validation for the big old party to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

-Ashok Gehlot, 71, has an Other Backward Class (OBC) background and is also the chief minister of Rajasthan. If elected president, Congress hopes to gain traction in northern India, which includes six key states where BJP and Congress are directly battling each other.

The need to balance their scales in the northern part of India arises as the Congress heavyweights are all in the south. Rahul Gandhi is Wayanad MP and Shashi Tharoor is Thiruvananthapuram MP. Furthermore, Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, is from Karnataka. Not forgetting that the second most important person in the congress KC Venugopal is also from Kerala . coming

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– Ashok Gehlot’s elections could bring a balance between the young and senior leaders in the party.

Shashi Tharoor’s election would indicate democratic inclusion as most congressional leaders appear dissatisfied with Tharoor’s participation in the G-23 leader’s letter to interim president Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping reforms in the structure and functioning of the party

-Congress’ chances of winning the 2024 Lok Sabha elections could increase if the party makes a fresh start and looks at newer ways to tackle the BJP

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However, some also believe that a non-Gandhi as president would only create a parallel power structure within the already weak party. Gandhis have held the reins of the party for the past 24 years.

-Gandhis continue to exert a powerful influence on key decision-making within the party, regardless of who is elected president, remains something to look forward to.

-Whoever is elected president of Congress has only two years to develop a strategy, a face, to fight the Narendra Modi in the 2024 general election.

-The recent departure of key and high-ranking Congress leaders who complain about the party’s functioning has also put Congress in a difficult position as Rahul Gandhi has started his Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari.

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