Mallikarjun Kharge: News
Mallikarjun Kharge is a senior politician from Karnataka, belonging to the Indian National Congress (INC). He is a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, representing Karnataka, and the Leader of the Opposition of the Upper House as of 2021. He is known for winning a record 10 consecutive elections, including nine straight victories in the Karnataka Assembly polls. A graduate in law, he briefly practiced as a junior lawyer before contesting for his first Assembly election in 1972 from Gurmitkal on a Congress ticket. In 1976, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Primary Education in the Karnataka Government. During his term, he ensured that 16,000 vacant positions reserved for SC/ST teachers were filled. In 2009, Kharge won his first Lok Sabha election from Gulbarga and was appointed the Minister of Labour and Employment (2009-13). Later, during 2013-14, he served as the Minister of Railways. He was appointed the Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha in 2014, a post he presided over until 2019. Kharge suffered his first electoral defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Gulbarga.
14 Jan 2023Congress Party
Congress MP from Jalandhar, Punjab Chaudhary Santokh Singh passed away on Saturday during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) in Punjab, according to India Today.
08 Jan 2023Himachal Pradesh
Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu officially expanded his cabinet on Sunday.
20 Dec 2022Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's remarks that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had not lost "even a dog" for the country sparked a heated debate in Parliament.
13 Dec 2022Rajnath Singh
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday addressed the Parliament over the clash between Indian and Chinese troops near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.
12 Dec 2022Madhya Pradesh
Senior Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Raja Pateria has sparked a major row after allegedly making controversial statements against PM Narendra Modi.
11 Dec 2022Himachal Pradesh Elections
Former chief of Congress in Himachal Pradesh Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu was sworn in as the 15th chief minister of the Himalayan state in Shimla on Sunday.
03 Dec 2022Indian National Congress (INC)
In a significant decision, the Indian National Congress (INC) has chosen to keep former President Rahul Gandhi and top leaders away from the Winter Session of Parliament so that attention is not diverted from its Bharat Jodo Yatra, NDTV reported, citing sources.
02 Dec 2022Congress Party
Mallikarjun Kharge, the President of the Congress, is reportedly set to continue as the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Rajya Sabha as the grand old party is yet to decide on his replacement in the Parliament.
01 Dec 2022Narendra Modi
As the first phase of polling for Gujarat state Assembly elections is underway in 19 districts on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a campaign rally at Kalol, Gandhinagar district.
29 Nov 2022Congress Party
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for leading every election campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
23 Nov 2022Kerala
Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, on Wednesday responded to accusations of creating a parallel with the Congress party in Kerala, calling it "bizarre."
16 Nov 2022Congress Party
Congress Party is dealing a severe blow after Kerala MP Shashi Tharoor opted out of the Gujarat election campaign.
07 Nov 2022Enforcement Directorate (ED)
More trouble seems to be brewing for the Gandhis as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigating the National Herald case reportedly uncovered "major suspicious transactions" of the Congress-owned Young Indian (YI), News18 reported.
26 Oct 2022Congress Party
Veteran Congressman Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday took over reins of the Congress Party as its first non-Gandhi President in over two decades.
19 Oct 2022Karnataka
Mallikarjun Kharge was elected as the new president of the Congress party on Wednesday in a historic election.
19 Oct 2022Congress President
Veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge was elected as the new president of the Congress party on Wednesday, the first non-Gandhi to lead the party in 24 years.
17 Oct 2022Congress President
After the nomination phase witnessed a rollercoaster ride with a series of political dramas, over 9,000 delegates from the state units of Congress will cast their votes to elect their new president on Monday.
14 Oct 2022Congress President
Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Rajya Sabha member Manish Tewari, both senior leaders of the Congress, have come out in support of Mallikarjun Kharge, the frontrunner for the party's upcoming presidential election.
12 Oct 2022Congress President
Congress stalwart Mallikarjun Kharge dismissed speculations about being the party's "official" candidate for the party's upcoming presidential election next week, saying that the perception of a proxy party chief endorsed by the Gandhis had been perpetuated by the media.
08 Oct 2022Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi declared on Saturday that whoever is chosen to lead the party as its new president would be free to make decisions and manage the party.
03 Oct 2022Congress President
As Congress stalwart Mallikarjun Kharge launched his campaign for the upcoming Congress presidential election on Sunday, his rival in the contest, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, said he was open to a public debate.
02 Oct 2022Shashi Tharoor
To woo voters in his favor for the upcoming Congress presidential election, party MP Shashi Tharoor said that he stands for the change that ordinary party workers want, while Mallikarjun Kharge represents the status quo.
01 Oct 2022Shashi Tharoor
The final battle for the Congress presidential elections will be between Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor after the application of former Jharkhand minister KN Tripathi was rejected on Saturday.
01 Oct 2022Indian National Congress (INC)
After filing his nomination for the presidential polls of Congress on Friday, veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge submitted his resignation as the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Rajya Sabha on Saturday, reported India Today.
30 Sep 2022All India Congress Committee (AICC)
Congress stalwart and leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor filed their nominations for the Congress presidential elections on Friday.
28 Sep 2022Sachin Pilot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday held a crucial 'confidence building meeting' with Congress lawmakers, including ministers, at his residence urging them to have faith in Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
27 Sep 2022Congress President
Despite a rebellion by 90+ MLAs loyal to him in Rajasthan, CM Ashok Gehlot has not been "kicked out" of the Congress president race, reports said.
03 Aug 2022Sonia Gandhi
A day after raiding multiple locations linked to the National Herald newspaper on Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday sealed a portion of the newspaper's office.
26 Jul 2022Delhi Police
Congress President Sonia Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday for her second round of questioning in the money laundering case involving the National Herald newspaper.
18 Jul 2022Narendra Modi
The Monsoon Session of Parliament began on Monday.
24 Jun 2022Maharashtra
In a bid to save the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra in case of a trust vote, the party faction led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray filed a petition before the Deputy Speaker seeking disqualification of rebel MLA Eknath Shinde and 11 others for "not attending" legislative party meeting on Wednesday.
02 Feb 2022Parliament
Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday, flagged the issue of unemployment in India during the Budget Session of Parliament.
09 Aug 2021Narendra Modi
The ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament, which has been marred by Opposition protests, enters its final week today.
21 Oct 2020Karnataka
After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.
12 Sep 2020Chhattisgarh
Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.
19 Jun 2020Karnataka
Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.
13 Jun 2020Karnataka
Four politicians — JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge, and BJP's Eranna Kadadi and Ashok Gasti — were elected to the Rajya Sabha on Friday unopposed from Karnataka.
08 Jun 2020Karnataka
JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda will contest the Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka, his son HD Kumaraswamy confirmed on Monday.
31 Dec 2019Maharashtra
Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.