Newly elected Congress Party president Mallikarjun Kharge, right,  raises hands with party leader Shashi Taroor. Photo: AFP
Newly elected Congress Party president Mallikarjun Kharge, right, raises hands with party leader Shashi Taroor. Photo: AFP
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India’s Congress party elects first non-Gandhi head in 24 years in attempt to revive once-mighty reputation

  • Mallikarjun Kharge is to replace Sonia Gandhi as president of the once-mighty party that helped win India’s independence 75 years ago
  • Congress governed India for decades, but was discredited and crushed under the electoral juggernaut of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP

Newly elected Congress Party president Mallikarjun Kharge, right,  raises hands with party leader Shashi Taroor. Photo: AFP
Newly elected Congress Party president Mallikarjun Kharge, right, raises hands with party leader Shashi Taroor. Photo: AFP
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