Just as there are elections in Himachal and Gujarat, the party would like to give a message to the Dalit population through Kharge and would like to cultivate votes. The Dalit population has a big role in forming the government in Gujarat.
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Friday is the last day of nomination for the post of Congress President and so far three leaders have filed their nominations. A big Dalit face of Congress has been out of this race in the form of Ashok Gehlot and now another big Dalit face has been entered. senior congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, He hails from South India, from where Shashi Tharoor has also filed his nomination. The third name is of KN Tripathi from Jharkhand. However, the chances of Kharge are high.
The speed with which senior leader Digvijay Singh’s name came in this race and got out at the same speed. Digvijay has been making it clear in the past that he cannot compromise by keeping the consent or orders of the Congress high command or the Gandhi family. It is believed that in the name of Mallikarjun Kharge, there is a consensus of the party high command and most of the important leaders. If Kharge becomes the Congress President, then the party would like to serve many interests through him.
The election of Congress President is being held at a time when elections are going to be held in two important states of the country, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. In such a situation, if Kharge becomes the Congress President, then a message will be sent to the electoral states also. If there is a national president from the south, then a leader from north India will be able to occupy the second important post in the party i.e. national general secretary and thus the balance of north-south will be maintained. Kharge becoming the national president can prove to be positive in many ways.
1. Trustees of the Gandhi family
Mallikarjun Kharge is considered a trusted confidant of the Gandhi family and has been rewarded with loyalty from the party from time to time. He is the principal officer in Young India, a company affiliated with the National Herald. In 2014, he was made the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha. He was also the Railway Minister and then also handled the Ministry of Labor, Employment. At the same time, after his defeat in the 2019 general election, the party sent him to the Rajya Sabha in 2020. He is the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha since Ghulam Nabi Azad.
2. Advantage of being a prominent Dalit face!
Mallikarjun Kharge is a prominent Dalit face in the Congress party. Amit Kumar Ashok Gehlot, a political analyst from Bihar, is also a Dalit, but he spoiled his work in front of his insistence. He should have shown his big heart. However, just as there are elections in Himachal and Gujarat, the party would like to give a message to the Dalit population through Kharge and would like to cultivate votes. The Dalit population has a big role in forming the government in Gujarat. At the same time, in Himachal Pradesh, about 27 percent of the population is of Dalits.
3. Elections in South India
Kharge comes from Karnataka and there is an election in Karnataka next year. The Congress also sees great potential for itself in Karnataka. Amit Kumar says that if Congress works hard here in the midst of anti-incumbency in the state, then it will not be very difficult to get seats. The image of Mallikarjun Kharge has been clear. Even if there are no cases against him, he can play a big role in Karnataka. After Karnataka, there is an election in Telangana too. In such a situation, Mallikarjun Kharge will have a big role in South India as Congress President.
4. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha
Mallikarjun Kharge is currently a Rajya Sabha MP. He is the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha since Ghulam Nabi Azad. If one person, one post is followed in Congress, Kharge will leave the post of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha. If this post is vacant, then there will be a possibility for any other senior leader from the party to get the chair of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha.
5. Post of National General Secretary
The second most important post in the Congress after the National President is that of the National General Secretary. At present, this post is held by Mukul Wasnik, who is from South India. If the post of National President goes to South India, then there will be a possibility that another important post i.e. National General Secretary should be someone from North India. In such a situation, the role of North India in taking appointments in the party, election related decisions etc. will be strengthened. In a way, the balance of North India and South India will be maintained in the party.
The way the party high command has agreed in the name of Mallikarjun Kharge, it is being said that Kharge is sure to become the Congress President.