Voting will take place at the Congress headquarters in Delhi
Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor will face off in an electoral contest on Monday for the post of Congress chief, as the party gets ready to have a non-Gandhi president after 22 years.
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Over 9,000 Pradesh Congress Committee delegates from the Electoral College to pick the party chief in a secret ballot. These delegates are elected every five years from within the organisation.
Voting will take place at the Congress headquarters in Delhi and at over 65 polling booths across the country between 10 am and 4 pm. A special booth has been made in Karnataka for the Bharat Jodo Yatra to enable those participating, including former chief Rahul Gandhi, in the election process. The two contenders Mr Kharge and Mr Tharoor will be casting their ballot in their respective states of Karnataka and Kerala.
"The delegates from all states will vote at their respective polling stations with a 'tick' mark for the candidate they support. Arrangements have been made for smooth polling," Central Election Authority Chairman of Congress Madhusudan Mistry told news agency ANI.
Once the voting is over, the sealed boxes will be transported to Delhi on Tuesday and kept in a strong room at the party headquarters in Delhi before being opened, he said.
The ballot papers would be mixed before counting starts on Wednesday. Whoever gets more than 50 per cent of the votes will be elected Congress president.