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Uphill task for India’s Congress party to take on Modi despite electing new leader Kharge

Congress supporters celebrating after Mr Mallikarjun Kharge was elected as the new party president, in New Delhi on Oct 19. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI – The Congress party may have got a new president, but it still faces multiple challenges in trying to mount a credible political challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party.

Mr Mallikarjun Kharge, a seasoned politician who was elected on Wednesday, is the first non-Gandhi president of Congress in 24 years.

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