May he have a fruitful tenure ahead: Modi wishes newly elected Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge
New Delhi: Indian PM and country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's top leader Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted Mallikarjun Kharge on being elected as Congress president and wished he has a 'fruitful tenure' ahead.
Kharge tweeted: " My best wishes to Shri Mallikarjun Kharge Ji for his new responsibility as President of @INCIndia . May he have a fruitful tenure ahead.
My best wishes to Shri Mallikarjun Kharge Ji for his new responsibility as President of @INCIndia. May he have a fruitful tenure ahead. @kharge— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2022
Kharge became the first non-Gandhi president of the party in the past 24 years.
The elections, where Kharge took on Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, were held Monday.
The results was declared Wednesday.
Kharge, who is known to be close to the Gandhi family, is comfortable ahead of Tharoor by winning the polls by over 6,000 votes.
Kharge will succeed outgoing Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, who assumed the post after Rahul Gandhi stepped down following the party's 2019 Lok Sabha poll debacle.