What: As counting of the votes for the post of Congress President is scheduled for today, the leading opposition party is all set to get a non-Gandhi president for the first time in 24 years.
Why: The counting has begun at the Congress headquarters in Delhi, where sealed ballot boxes were brought from across the country. Around 96 per cent of the 9,915 eligible leaders had voted in the election held on Monday, the party informed.
Background: Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor were the contesting for the post of the party president. Mallikarjun Kharge, a long-time loyalist of the Gandhi family, is seen as the front-runner in the race.