New Delhi, Jun 5 : The Congress on Friday formally announced former Union Minister and senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge as the party candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls from Karnataka.
“Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the candidature of Mallikarjun Kharge as Congress candidate for the ensuing biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka”, said Mukul Wasnik, AICC general secretary in-charge of Election. Mr Kharge, one of the important Dalit leaders from Karnataka, had lost the 2019 general election from the Gulbarga Parliamentary seat.
The senior leader is currently the AICC general secretary in-charge of Maharashtra, where Mr Kharge did play an important role to stitch alliance with Shiv Sena and the NCP to share power. The Rajya Sabha polls will be held on June 19. (UNI)