CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday congratulated Mallikarjun Kharge for winning the presidential elections with 9,900 votes.
He tweeted, "Hearty congratulations to Thiru @kharge on being elected as the new president of @INCIndia. He has taken charge of the grand old party at a critical juncture as we all are fighting to protect the secular and inclusive ethos of India. I wish him success in his new role."
“Mallikarjun Kharge, we have to together fight the threat to democracy and the Constitution,” he wrote.
Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge, a staunch Gandhi family loyalist from Karnataka, has become the Congress' first non-Gandhi president in 24 years.
The 80-year-old leader succeeds Sonia Gandhi at the grand old party's highest office.