Congress will hope that with patience and vast experience, Kharge can paper over the cracks that put the party into an existential crisis.
Two days after Mallikarjun Kharge filed his papers to contest elections for Congress president, the veteran leader on Sunday said that he had entered the race not to oppose anyone but to strengthen the party.
On the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a pledge to unite the country just like the Father of the Nation did against injustice.
Kharge will lock horns with Shashi Tharoor and Jharkhand Congress leader KN Tripathi.
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh was all set to run for the Congress president, but a twist of fate saw him pulling out of the race.