Lead Visual: Shantanu Mitra Electoral freebies are expensive, be it AAP's power freebies, the Congress promises of free LPG cylinders, or the BJP's ration freebies. Remember the brouhaha over electoral freebies before the elections?
Mallikarjun Kharge's ascension as the Congress President after defeating Shashi Tharoor is noteworthy. The Gandhi loyalist has his task cut out to make the party a credible electoral option to the BJP and that could mean not toeing the family say. Can Kharge walk that fine line?