Congressional presidential election | Fighting for Congress President to Counter BJP-RSS: Mallikarjun Kharge
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New Delhi: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said on Sunday that he was running for his party’s chairmanship to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Kharge said the current situation in the country was “worrying” and accused the ruling BJP in the Center of “undermining” self-governing bodies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Income Tax Department.
He said, “I want to run for party president because the situation in the country is worrying. The BJP weakens self-governing bodies like the CBI, ED and the Income Tax Department. (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and (Union Home Minister Amit) Shah are playing politics in such a way that there is no room for democracy in the country. Therefore, I contest this election on the recommendation of the electorate.
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He said there has been help and support from senior congressional leaders and party state officials. The former Union minister said: “I was the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha but I resigned because I want to contest this election. Following the manifesto of the Udaipur party – One Leader One Post – I decided to resign as Leader of the Opposition (Upper House). ,
Kharge on Sunday met with the party’s unity electorate in Delhi here to garner support for the election for Congress President, which will be held on October 17. He had resigned from his position as leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha on October 1, a day before he submitted his candidacy for the election of the president of the Congress. Kharge’s resignation is in line with the “one person, one post” announcement made at the party’s Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, Rajasthan, in May. The election for the post of President of the Congress will take place on October 17 and the counting of the votes will take place on October 19. (agency)