While Kharge garnered 7897 votes, his contender Shashi Tharoor got about 1000 votes and 416 votes got rejected.
As many of the regional representatives were busy with the Bharat Jodo Yatra, they voted in the yatra polling station organised there, while those appointed as election officers in other states cast their votes via postal ballots.
On many senior Congress leaders not attending Tharoor's campaign ahead of the party's presidential polls, he said: "I did not mind this... I have got amazing support from the younger leaders of the party."
Upon his arrival at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), senior leaders of the Odisha Congress, MLAs and State In-Charge received him and took him to the party office.
As per sources, Sonia Gandhi might not be present in the country when Congress leader sit down to elect the next party President, as she will be visiting her ailing mother after her check-up.
A schedule for full-fledged organisational elections has been put before the CWC members, Sonia Gandhi said.
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