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Tharoor, Kharge are people of stature, can’t be remote-controlled: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress leader said that the Bharat Jodo Yatra is not for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, and that the grand-old party wants to unite people against the division of the country being carried out by the BJP-RSS.

Tharoor, Kharge are people of stature, can’t be remote-controlled: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka (Photo: Facebook/Rahul Gandhi)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that both candidates contesting for the post of Congress President, that is Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor, have a position and perspective and are people of understanding and stature, reported PTI. He further said that none of them is going to be remote-controlled and that this tone is insulting to both of them.

Rahul was answering the questions raised by reporters at a press conference in Karnataka’s Tumkur during the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The questions were about criticism from certain quarters that said the Congress chief position will be “remote-controlled”.

The Congress leader further said that the Bharat Jodo Yatra is not for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, and that the grand-old party wants to unite people against the division of the country being carried out by the BJP-RSS, reported PTI. Speaking on the matter of education, Gandhi said that he is also opposing the new education policy as it is “distorting history, traditions”.

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The Bharat Jodo Yatra launched at Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari in September completed 30 days on Friday, after having covered a distance of over 700 km across Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. Gandhi has been at the yatra centre stage. Congress president Sonia Gandhi too had joined her son to walk a few kilometres on Thursday in Mandya district of Karnataka. On Friday evening, he was joined by slain journalist Gauri Lankesh’s mother Indira and sister in Mandya.

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The final contenders to the Congress presidential race are former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor. October 8 is the last day of withdrawal of nomination and the election, if any, will be held on October 17, and results will be out on October 19.

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First published on: 08-10-2022 at 15:58 IST