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.

25 Nov 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Telangana: 'Congress killed our children' posters appear before RaGa's visit

As Telangana gears up for Assembly polls, posters targeting the Congress party have surfaced in Nizamabad and Bodhan areas, coinciding with Rahul Gandhi's visit to the state.

30 Oct 2023

Congress Party

Congress to launch crowdfunding campaign ahead of Lok Sabha elections

Facing a cash crunch, the Congress is set to launch a nationwide crowdfunding campaign ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, NDTV reported.

27 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

'Sack incompetent CM': Kharge slams Modi over Manipur violence

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the ongoing violence in Manipur, stating that the state has turned into a "battlefield."

24 Sep 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Bidhuri 'distraction,' BJP in for 2024 poll surprise: Rahul Gandhi

Senior Congress leader and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of employing "diversion tactics" using its MPs for electoral gains, Hindustan Times reported.

17 Sep 2023

Sonia Gandhi

Telangana: Sonia Gandhi to unveil Congress's 6 poll promises today

Senior Congress leader and former party chief Sonia Gandhi will announce the party's six guarantees for Telangana during a public meeting called "Vijaya Bheri" in Thukkuguda on Sunday, The Hindu reported.

Key agendas of Congress working committee's 3-day Hyderabad meet

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will be meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday to finalize the strategy for the upcoming assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Mizoram, and Chhattisgarh.

09 Sep 2023

Rahul Gandhi

'Modi government hiding poor from G20 Summit guests': Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday criticized the central government for allegedly "hiding the country's reality" from the guests of the G20 Summit, which is being held in New Delhi.

08 Sep 2023

G20 Summit

No G20 dinner invite for Kharge from President Murmu: Reports

Congress President and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has reportedly not been invited to the special G20 dinner that will be hosted by President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday.

06 Sep 2023

Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan elections: Congress forms panel; Gehlot, Pilot in core committee

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge approved the proposal for the formation of a key panel for the Rajasthan Assembly election on Wednesday.

03 Sep 2023

Ram Nath Kovind

'One Nation, One Election': Centre's proposal faces opposition's heat

Several opposition parties have come out openly against the Centre's "One Nation, One Election" proposal, terming it against the current constitutional norms.

01 Sep 2023

Lok Sabha Elections

Key agendas of INDIA bloc's day-2 meeting in Mumbai

Leaders of around 28 different opposition political parties participated in the day-one meeting of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc in Mumbai on Thursday to chalk out a roadmap for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

22 Aug 2023

Congress Party

Congress President Kharge promises caste census, free electricity for MP

The Congress Party on Tuesday announced a series of sops for Madhya Pradesh ahead of the state assembly elections.

20 Aug 2023

Sachin Pilot

Congress reconstitutes CWC; Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot among panel members

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday reportedly reconstituted the party's top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC).

15 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Why there was an empty chair at Red Fort today

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Red Fort to address the nation on its 77th Independence Day on Tuesday, an empty chair stood out from the huge gathering.

Lok Sabha panel to probe Adhir Chowdhury's 'misconduct' on Friday

The Lok Sabha's Privileges Committee is set to investigate the complaint of "misconduct" against suspended Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday, PTI reported.

'Retrogressive': Congress's Adhir Chowdhury may approach SC over Parliament suspension

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has termed his Lok Sabha suspension as a "retrogressive step" by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre.

11 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Protect democracy: Kharge defends suspended MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury 

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday stated that grand old party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was suspended from the Lok Sabha on "flimsy" grounds.

02 Aug 2023

Droupadi Murmu

INDIA bloc meets Murmu, demands Modi's statement on Manipur violence

The members of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) submitted a memorandum to President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday, seeking her intervention in the Manipur violence issue.

25 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

INDIA plans no-confidence motion against Centre in Parliament: Reports

The opposition bloc Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) is planning to move a no-confidence motion against the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the ongoing Monsoon Session in the Parliament, said reports.

22 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Manipur violence: INDIA leaders to protest in Parliament on Monday

Amid nationwide outrage over Manipur violence, opposition MPs have planned a protest on Monday in the Parliament complex to press for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement over the issue in both Houses.

Rule 176 v/s 267: Opposition, Centre clash again over Manipur

A day after an uproar over the disturbing video of two women being paraded naked by a mob in Manipur cut proceedings short in both Houses of Parliament, the Centre is facing another political row on day two of the monsoon session.

20 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Parliament monsoon session: Ruckus over Manipur issues forces day-1 adjournment

Amid a ruckus over the demand for a discussion on the Manipur issue, both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day, with proceedings scheduled to resume at 11:00am on Friday.

20 Jul 2023


Manipur women naked video: Main culprit arrested, say police

The main accused of the incident—where two women were paraded naked in Manipur's Kangpokpi—was arrested from the Thoubal district on Thursday, reported India Today, quoting police officials.

20 Jul 2023

N Biren Singh

Manipuri women paraded naked: CM promises capital punishment for culprits

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has ordered an inquiry into the shocking video of two women being paraded naked by a group of miscreants.

16 Jul 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP's big decision on attending joint opposition meeting today

Top leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will meet on Sunday to decide whether the party will attend the second joint opposition meeting in Karnataka's Bengaluru on Monday and Tuesday, reported NDTV.

01 Jul 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Manipur: BJP state president appreciates Rahul Gandhi's visit

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State President for Manipur, Adhikarimayum Sharda Devi, on Saturday, praised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his two-day visit (Thursday-Friday) to the violence-hit state.

26 Jun 2023

K. Chandrashekar Rao

Telangana: KCR's BRS faces jolt, 12 top leaders join Congress

In a major setback to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's party, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), at least 12 top leaders, including former legislators and ministers, joined the Congress Party on Monday ahead of assembly elections in the state.

25 Jun 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

AAP vs Congress: Kejriwal wants to break opposition, claims Maken

The standoff between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is far from over, as the Congress slammed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over the opposition unity issue.

23 Jun 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, BJP reached pact on Delhi ordinance: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday slammed the Congress for allegedly supporting the Centre's controversial Delhi ordinance.

23 Jun 2023

Rahul Gandhi

BJP-RSS believe in 'Bharat todo': Rahul Gandhi 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh (RSS), saying they believe in "Bharat todo" (dividing India), whereas his party believes in "Bharat jodo" (uniting India).

11 Jun 2023

Sachin Pilot

'Want clean politics,' says Sachin Pilot; no new party announced

Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Sunday left political observers in a fix about his next move as the state prepares for elections.

04 Jun 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Odisha train accident: Opposition demands Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw's resignation

Top opposition leaders have asserted that Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw should resign in the aftermath of the terrible train tragedy in Odisha.

02 Jun 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Democracy or Modi, Congress must decide: Kejriwal on ordinance row

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met his Jharkhand counterpart Hemant Soren to seek support against the ordinance that gives the Centre control over bureaucrats in Delhi, reported ANI.

29 May 2023

Congress Party

Congress leaders oppose backing AAP in Delhi ordinance row: Report

Congress leaders from Punjab and Delhi have warned the party against backing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its fight against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over an ordinance that gives the Centre control over bureaucrats posted in the national capital.

29 May 2023


Karnataka portfolios: Siddaramaiah keeps finance, Shivakumar gets Bengaluru development 

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced portfolios allocated to the recently inducted ministers of his cabinet on Sunday.

28 May 2023


Karnataka cabinet expansion: Disgruntled MLAs hold protest, demand ministerial posts

The Congress's Karnataka government, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, expanded the cabinet by inducting 24 new MLAs on Saturday.

27 May 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi ordinance row: Congress indecisive as Kejriwal rallies opposition support 

While Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has gathered support from opposition parties and his counterparts in other states against the Centre's Delhi ordinance, the Congress is still indecisive over the issue.

27 May 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Complaint against Kejriwal, Kharge over alleged inciteful remarks against Murmu

A Supreme Court advocate filed a complaint against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, and several others on Saturday for allegedly making inciteful statements about President Droupadi Murmu's caste while commenting on the new Parliament's inauguration, reported ANI.

27 May 2023


Karnataka cabinet expansion: These 24 MLAs swearing-in today as ministers

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is all set to expand his existing 10-member cabinet, with 24 more MLAs taking oath as ministers on Saturday.

26 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Supreme Court rejects PIL seeking new Parliament inauguration by President

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking President Droupadi Murmu to inaugurate the new Parliament building instead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

23 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Who, when, why: All controversies surrounding new Parliament's inauguration

The inauguration plans of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi have become the latest flashpoint between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition, with the latter even questioning the specific inauguration date.

22 May 2023

Nitish Kumar

Mission 2024: Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi to meet Kharge, Rahul today

After meeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav are set to meet Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi on Monday.

21 May 2023

Congress Party

Congress shifts focus to 4 poll-bound states, crucial meet soon 

Following an impressive electoral triumph in Karnataka, the Congress has now turned its attention to other poll-bound states to enhance its voter base ahead of the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections, according to NDTV.

21 May 2023

Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary: Rahul Gandhi's emotional tribute to ex-PM

On former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 32nd death anniversary on Sunday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid a heartfelt tribute to his late father by sharing an emotional video that captured the iconic leader's political journey.

17 May 2023


Karnataka suspense: Siddaramaiah camp celebrates, Shivakumar won't budge, say reports

Congress leader Siddaramaiah has reportedly gained an edge over fellow party leader DK Shivakumar in the tug-of-war for the Karnataka chief minister's chair, while the latter is holding the line.

17 May 2023


Stalemate over Karnataka CM chair: Another round of meetings today

The stand-off between Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar over Karnataka's chief ministerial post is ongoing as both held separate meetings with party chief Mallikarjun Kharge.

15 May 2023

Congress Party

Defamation case: Court summons Mallikarjun Kharge over Bajrang Dal remarks

A Sangrur court in Punjab on Monday reportedly summoned Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge in a Rs. 100 crore defamation case filed against him.

BJP's blue-eyed boy 'wants to kill' Congress chief Kharge: Surjewala  

The Congress on Saturday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was plotting to kill party President Mallikarjun Kharge and his family.

29 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

Karnataka: How PM Modi responded to Kharge's 'poisonous snake' remark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit back at Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday for his alleged "poisonous snake" remark against him.