Shashi Tharoor calls for reviving and re-energising Congress ahead of 2024 polls

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has favoured limiting the term of office for state presidents in the party and called for Congress to be revived and re-energised to take on BJP in the 2024 general elections. Denying rumours that he may opt out...

Shashi Tharoor calls for reviving and re-energising Congress ahead of 2024 polls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRESS leader Shashi Tharoor has favoured limiting the term of office for state presidents in the party and called for Congress to be revived and re-energised to take on BJP in the 2024 general elections.

Denying rumours that he may opt out of the presidential race due to meagre support, Tharoor said he was very much in the fray and has been receiving support from various quarters.

"My message is to revive the party, re-energise it, empower workers, decentralise authority and be in touch with the people. This, I believe will make Congress politically fit to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP in the 2024 general election," Tharoor said during his interaction on Thursday with media persons at Sathyamurthy Bhavan in Chennai, the Congress state headquarters in Tamil Nadu.

Stating that he has respect and great regards for party veteran Mallikarjun Kharge, Tharoor said the contest was a friendly one based on different approaches to face the BJP and not ideological, as both hailed from the same party.

"We need to reform the way our party functions. We need to bring young people to the party and give them real authority. At the same time, we should give greater respect to hardworking and long-serving karyakartas," he said releasing his poll manifesto.