Mallikarjun Kharge won the election and took over as the new Congress President. He defeated Shashi Tharoor by a huge margin. Sonia Gandhi expressed that she felt relieved as if a big load had been taken off her shoulder. She held the post of Congress President for almost 23 years.
The Congress party has many challenges before it. According to Sonia, the party has to move forward and succeed. There have been many allegations that the election was not conducted fairly and that Kharge will function as a proxy for the Gandhi family. The Congress has denied these allegations saying that the election was a big success.
Kharge while taking over the reins, praised Sonia Gandhi and her leadership and said that she was always truthful and set an exemplary example to the party.