Mallikarjuna Kharge

  • Congress is not going to request for main Opposition post: Kharge June 12, 2014

    Congress MP Mallikarjuna Kharge on Wednesday told CNN-IBN that the Grand Old Party of India would not request the Lok Sabha Speaker to grant it the post of main Opposition. ...
  • Former Railways Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge to be the leader of Congress in Lok Sabha June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Union Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge will be the leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, said Janardan Dwivedi on Monday. The nomination of Kharge, a Dalit leader and a second term member from Gulbarga, was made by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has brushed aside demands that either she...
  • Naveen Patnaik terms interim Railway Budget 'big disappointment' February 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Terming the interim rail budget as a "big disappointment" for Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the people of the state to give a befitting response to the UPA government at the earliest opportunity. "This is a big disappointment. We had requested the Ministry of Railways to allocate...
  • Karnataka: BJP names BSY from Shimoga, Congress adds Nilekani's name February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and BJP in Karnataka have almost finalised their first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The state Congress has asked the high command to field all 9 sitting MPs from the state while the BJP has already submitted a list of 21 candidates cleared...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for Bangalore-Nanded train fire victims December 28, 2013

    Railway Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge has announced ex-gratia payment of Rs.5 lakh to the kin of those killed in a fire in the coaches of Bangalore-Nanded Express early on Saturday. At least 26 passengers, including two children, were killed when two coaches of the express train from Bangalore caught fire near Puttaparthi...
  • PM talks to Siddaramaiah, congratulates him on election as CM May 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday congratulated Siddaramaiah on his election as Chief Minister of Karnataka. The Prime Minister also wished him "well for the future". Siddaramaiah was on Friday elected as the leader of the Congress Legislative Party in the state. "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talked to...
  • Sibal may be new Law Minister, CP Joshi likely to get Railways May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was forced to sack Ashwani Kumar as Law Minister and Pawan Kumar Bansal as Railway Minister, the Congress party has given full credit to party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi for taking action against the tainted ministers. "Congress...
  • Most Congress MLAs back Siddaramaiah as next Karnataka Chief Minister: Sources May 10, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress gets one step closer to deciding the Karnataka Chief minister after party leaders met a legislative meeting on Friday. Sources say that most of the MLAs in the state have backed Siddaramaiah to be the next Chief Minister. Siddaramaiah was always the frontrunner but there were other...
  • Battle for K'taka CM post: Name expected after Cong meet May 10, 2013

    Bangalore: The battle of Karnataka Chief Minister probables isn't over yet. Many leaders have put their hats in the ring now - including frontrunner Siddaramaiah. A final name is expected after the state Congress legislature party meet later on Friday. A day after Karnataka's definitive mandate for the Congress, the bouquets...
  • Karnataka: Congress MLAs to meet on Friday to pick CM May 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Congress has set the ball rolling for picking its Chief Minister in Karnataka by convening a meeting of its newly-elected MLAs in Bangalore on Friday with senior leaders Mallikarjuna Kharge and Siddaramaiah being considered front runners in the race for the top post. The observers are slated to elicit the...
  • K'taka polls: Cong wins; Siddaramaiah, Kharge in CM race May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress on Wednesday rode back to power in Karnataka after a gap of seven years, dethroning the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which suffered mainly due to a split with ex-party strongman and former CM BS Yeddyurappa, whose party, the KJP ate into the BJP's vote share, resulting in...
  • Cong high command will decide who will be Karnataka CM: Mallikarjuna Kharge May 8, 2013

    Congress is inching to victory in Karnataka Assembly elections. Mallikarjuna Kharge is one of the prime contenders for the CM post. ...
  • Karnataka polls: Congress leaders jostle for CM post May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress is all set to form the government in Karnataka and is close to the halfway mark in the 224-member Assembly. The voting was held in 223 seats because voting in Periyapatna constituency was postponed until May 28 following the death of the BJP candidate. The counting of...
  • Karnataka elections: Congress releases manifesto April 25, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress on Wednesday promised interest-free loans to farmers, free laptops to pre-university students and rice at Re one per kg to BPL card holders if it came to power in Karnataka, where Assembly elections will take place on May five. Interest-free loans up to...
  • Congress demands resignation of Karnataka CM January 5, 2013

    Chikballapura (Karna): Congress leaders on January 5 demanded the resignation of BJP government in Natala, saying it has "lost the moral right to continue in office." Addressing a rally here, the leaders hit out at the Jagadish Shettar-led government and alleged that due to internal bickerings in BJP, development works...
  • Reforms will be investor and labour friendly: Kharge June 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Labour Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge says there will be labour reforms that will be friendly to both investor and labour. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's DP Satish, Kharge outlines his priorities. CNN-IBN: Sir, is the government ready to reform labour laws? so many foreign companies are demanding India...
  • Congress leaders eyeing Guinness world record May 20, 2008

    Gulbarga (Karnataka): It will be a nail-biting wait for May 22, when Gulbarga goes to polls, at least for Congress leaders Mallikarjuna Kharge and Dharam Singh, because if they get elected, it will mean they would have broken a Guinness world record by winning from the same constituency nine consecutive...