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  • How can his activities be construed as sectarian? asks Shashi Tharoor Nov 23, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    How can his activities be construed as sectarian? asks Shashi Tharoor

    A day after Leader of Opposition in the state assembly V D Satheesan said any kind of sectarianism or parallel activities would not be allowed in the party and warned that such moves would be dealt with "seriously", Tharoor questioned how activities of the two Congress MPs could be seen as sectarian.

  • I don't fear anyone, no one needs to fear me: Shashi Tharoor Nov 22, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    I don't fear anyone, no one needs to fear me: Shashi Tharoor

    In response to a query by the media as to who was afraid of his tour in Kerala, Tharoor said, "I do not fear anyone and there is no need for anyone to be afraid of me."

  • 'Sick minds': Shashi Tharoor slams trolls over comments on picture with woman Nov 16, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    'Sick minds': Shashi Tharoor slams trolls over comments on picture with woman

    His comments came over a tweet by a woman who took down her pictures with Tharoor after the trolling.

  • Congress has taken one step forward, but many more remain Oct 21, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Congress has taken one step forward, but many more remain

    Kharge’s major shortcoming is that he is not a charismatic leader and is therefore unlikely to be able to galvanise the party rank and file across the country

  • After easy face-off with Shashi Tharoor, 5 challenges before Mallikarjun Kharge as he becomes Congress president Oct 20, 2022 01:46 PM IST

    After easy face-off with Shashi Tharoor, 5 challenges before Mallikarjun Kharge as he becomes Congress president

    80-year-old Kharge defeated underdog Thiruvanthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor as the counting of votes for the Congress presidential elections takes place on Thursday.

  • What will be the road ahead for Shashi Tharoor? Oct 20, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    What will be the road ahead for Shashi Tharoor?

    It would be unfortunate if the Congress, especially the Gandhis, choses to marginalise Shashi Tharoor merely because he decided to battle it out against the ‘official’ nominee in the presidential election

  • Mallikarjun Kharge is the new Congress president, confronts old challenges Oct 19, 2022 08:00 PM IST

    Mallikarjun Kharge is the new Congress president, confronts old challenges

    Kharge received 7,897 of the total 9,385 votes and Tharoor won 1,072 votes. Kharge will replace interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, who has been interim party chief since Rahul Gandhi stepped down after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Mallikarjun Kharge to take over as Congress president on Oct 26, says 'have to fight fascist forces' Oct 19, 2022 06:15 PM IST

    Mallikarjun Kharge to take over as Congress president on Oct 26, says 'have to fight fascist forces'

    "We have to unitedly fight against the fascist forces that are attacking the democratic institutions under the garb of communalism," Kharge, who bagged 85 percent votes, said

  • Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge will have to hit the ground running Oct 19, 2022 03:30 PM IST

    Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge will have to hit the ground running

    With the victory behind him, the biggest test for Mallikarjun Kharge will be to ensure that his appeal transcends the language and regional barriers given that the Hindi heartland holds the key to the Delhi seat of power 

  • After 24 years Congress gets a non-Gandhi president in Mallikarjun Kharge Oct 19, 2022 01:43 PM IST

    After 24 years Congress gets a non-Gandhi president in Mallikarjun Kharge

    Kharge won by a landslide, bagging 7,897 of 9,385 votes cast. However, those backing his rival Shashi Tharoor allege there was voter fraud during balloting in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Congress presidential polls: Team Shashi Tharoor alleges irregularities Oct 19, 2022 12:19 PM IST

    Congress presidential polls: Team Shashi Tharoor alleges irregularities

    Congress leader Salman Soz, on behalf of Lok Sabha MP, Shashi Tharoor, wrote a letter to Central Election Authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry on October 19 alleging “extremely serious irregularities” in the conduct of the election process in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Kharge vs Tharoor: Counting of votes to pick new Congress president begins  Oct 19, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    Kharge vs Tharoor: Counting of votes to pick new Congress president begins 

    The last non-Gandhi to lead the party was Sitaram Kesri, who held the position from 1996 to 1998

  • Congress president polls: Counting of votes begins in Mallikarjun Kharge vs Shashi Tharoor contest Oct 19, 2022 10:28 AM IST

    Congress president polls: Counting of votes begins in Mallikarjun Kharge vs Shashi Tharoor contest

    The counting of the votes cast on Monday began at 10 am at the AICC headquarters here.

  • Election day in Congress: delegates choose between Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor for party president Oct 17, 2022 03:28 PM IST

    Election day in Congress: delegates choose between Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor for party president

    ”I have been waiting for a long time for this day,” Congress chief Sonia Gandhi told reporters after voting at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters here.

  • Mallikarjun Kharge wishes Shashi Tharoor, says both contesting to strengthen Congress Oct 17, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    Mallikarjun Kharge wishes Shashi Tharoor, says both contesting to strengthen Congress

    "My best wishes to @ShashiTharoor. Spoke to him earlier today, both of us are contesting to strengthen @INCIndia to build a stronger & better nation for the future generations," Kharge tweeted.

  • Congress presidential polls: Voting begins in Mallikarjun Kharge vs Shashi Tharoor contest Oct 17, 2022 10:16 AM IST

    Congress presidential polls: Voting begins in Mallikarjun Kharge vs Shashi Tharoor contest

    Over 9,000 Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates form the electoral college to pick the party chief in a secret ballot. Voting began at 10 am at the AICC headquarters here and at party's polling booths in state offices across the country.

  • Batting on track with uneven bounce, doesn't want pitch tampering: Shashi Tharoor on Congress president polls Oct 17, 2022 07:37 AM IST

    Batting on track with uneven bounce, doesn't want pitch tampering: Shashi Tharoor on Congress president polls

    Asked to comment on the fairness of the polls, Tharoor in an interview told PTI, "I had said there is an uneven playing field but that doesn't mean that (Madhusudan) Mistryji is unfair. I think he is very fair-minded, and it is feasible to get a fair result from his system. However, in the party we see that the work done by some leaders isn't quite fair."

  • Mallikarjun Kharge vs Shashi Tharoor today as Congress set for non-Gandhi president after 24 years Oct 17, 2022 07:07 AM IST

    Mallikarjun Kharge vs Shashi Tharoor today as Congress set for non-Gandhi president after 24 years

    Over 9,000 Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates form the electoral college to pick the party chief in a secret ballot.

  • Mallikarjun Kharge vs Shashi Tharoor on Monday as Conggress set for non-Gandhi president after 24 years Oct 16, 2022 04:00 PM IST

    Mallikarjun Kharge vs Shashi Tharoor on Monday as Conggress set for non-Gandhi president after 24 years

    Over 9,000 Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates form the electoral college to pick the party chief in a secret ballot

  • Congress polls: Electors asked to put tick mark after Tharoor's team flags putting '1' may lead to confusion Oct 16, 2022 02:44 PM IST

    Congress polls: Electors asked to put tick mark after Tharoor's team flags putting '1' may lead to confusion

    After Tharoor's team flagged this issue, Mistry is said to have conveyed to them that now a tick would be accepted against the name of the preferred candidate instead of '1', the sources said.

  • Congress youngsters with me, seniors backing Mallikarjun Kharge: Shashi Tharoor Oct 15, 2022 10:05 PM IST

    Congress youngsters with me, seniors backing Mallikarjun Kharge: Shashi Tharoor

    While conceding that many party office bearers have been campaigning for his rival candidate openly, he pointed out that the election will be held through secret ballots and weightage of the vote of a senior leader and a lower rank member is the same.

  • Shashi Tharoor appointed chairperson of parliamentary panel on chemicals and fertilisers Oct 13, 2022 05:18 PM IST

    Shashi Tharoor appointed chairperson of parliamentary panel on chemicals and fertilisers

    Shashi Tharoor's appointment as chairperson of the parliamentary panel came after the Congress leadership suggested his name.

  • Tharoor Vs Kharge | Congress’ intra-party democracy withers on the vine Oct 13, 2022 11:11 AM IST

    Tharoor Vs Kharge | Congress’ intra-party democracy withers on the vine

    If the aim of holding the elections were to instil confidence in party workers, to reach out to undecided voters by upholding a democratic process within the party, and to break status quo, the Congress has failed in achieving it

  • Shashi Tharoor hails Congress decision to have secret ballot for party prez polls Oct 12, 2022 09:26 PM IST

    Shashi Tharoor hails Congress decision to have secret ballot for party prez polls

    He also said that this presidential election was important for the party to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha election with courage and confidence.

  • Shashi Tharoor to campaign in Gujarat today for Congress presidential poll Oct 12, 2022 08:35 AM IST

    Shashi Tharoor to campaign in Gujarat today for Congress presidential poll

    Besides Congress MP Tharoor, veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge is also in the race for the party president's post, the election for which is scheduled on October 17.