Kalaburagi, Apr 4: Veteran Congress leader M Mallikarjun Kharge, who has credit of winning nine Assembly and two Lok Sabha election, filed his nomination to retain Gulbarga, which was rechristened as Kalaburagi, Lok Sabha seat on April 4. The Polling is scheduled to be held on April 23.
Earlier he came in a procession and his supporters withstanding mercury touching 43 degree celsius participated and shouted slogans in his favour. After he entered the Returning Officer's chamber to submit his nomination, the supporters started taking shelter under the shadows of buildings and trees as heat condition was unbearable.
Kharge will have to meet a stiff challenge from former Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadav, who recently quit the party and joined BJP to contest against him. (UNI)