Voting has started for the post of Congress President. A total of 9300 delegates will vote. 36 polling stations have been set up across the country and there are 67 booths, out of which 6 will be in Uttar Pradesh. 200 votes will be cast at one booth. Counting of votes will take place on October 19. For the sixth time in the 137-year history of the Congress party, the election is going to be contested.
New Delhi: Voting has started for the election of the new President in the Congress today. The process of voting has started in all the offices of the State Congress. MPs P. Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh and other party leaders cast their votes at the AICC office in Delhi. Congress Presidential candidate Mallikarjun Kharge casts his vote in Bengaluru. At the same time, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra voted at the AICC headquarters at 11 am.
Congress Presidential candidate Shashi Tharoor offers prayers at Pazhavangadi Ganapati Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, in Thiruvananthapuram. Before that, he said, “I believe. The fate of the Congress party is in the hands of the party workers. The odds have turned against us, because the party leaders are more on the other side of the candidate.” He further said, “I believe that the era of change has begun in the Congress. Today I spoke to Mr. Kharge and said that whatever has happened, we will remain allies and friends.”
Congress’ communications in-charge Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “Voting booth for Congress President’s election will open at 10 am at Bharat Jodo Yatra camp at Sanganakallu, Ballari, Karnataka.” Before voting, Congress Central Election Authority President Madhusudan Mistry inspected the polling booth. He told that the Congress party is the only political party to hold elections for its president. This is the sixth time in the history of 137 years where elections are being held. This is a historic moment for our Indian politics and Congress party. Rahul Gandhi will cast his vote in Bellary during the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi is expected to cast her vote at around 11 am.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said, “Today is a historic day. The election of Congress President is being held today after 22 years. This election gives a message of inner harmony in the party. My relation with Gandhi family dates back to October 19 (counting day). Even after that, they will remain the same as they were before.”
There is a direct contest between senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and MP Shashi Tharoor. Counting of votes and declaration of results will be held in Delhi on October 19. A total of 75 Congress representatives, including Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, former PM Manmohan Singh and other CWC members and senior leaders, will cast their vote at the AICC headquarters in Delhi. 280 delegates will cast their votes in the Delhi Congress office.
One booth for 200 voters: More than 9300 PCC representatives (representatives) will vote for the post of Congress President. The voting process will be done through secret ballot. According to the Central Election Authority (CEA) of the Congress, 36 polling stations and 67 booths have been set up in different states for the election of the President. One booth has been set up for every 200 voters. The maximum number of polling booths have been set up in Uttar Pradesh.
9300 Voters, 36 Polling Stations: 36 polling stations have been set up across the country and there are 67 booths, out of which 6 booths will be in Uttar Pradesh. 200 votes will be cast at one booth. Counting of votes will take place on October 19. For the sixth time in the 137-year history of the Congress party, the election is going to be contested. AICC General Secretary, State In-charge, Joint Secretary can cast their vote in their home state or AICC Headquarters. Party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi, former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi will vote at 24 Akbar Road, the Congress headquarters. While 47 delegates including Rahul Gandhi will cast their vote in Bellary, Karnataka.
Let us tell you, this is the first time in 24 years that no member of the Nehru-Gandhi family is in the fray for the post of Congress President. 9300 delegates will vote for the post of Congress President on Monday. Voting for the post of President will be held at the Congress headquarters in Delhi as well as in the offices of the State Congress Committee present across the country.
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