Race for Cong prez: MallikarjunKharge ,ShashiTharoor& Jharkhand’s K NTripathi in fray

New Delhi: The stage was set on Friday for a contest between MallikarjunKharge and ShashiTharoor for the Congress president’s post with the Dalit leader from Karnataka emerging as the clear favourite.

The third candidate in the fray, K N Tripathi, a former minister in Jharkhand, is considered a lightweight for the contest.

Kharge, Tharoor and Tripathi filed nominations on the last day which saw the AICC headquarters come back to life after long, with workers swarming the complex.