Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge, (born 21 July 1942) is an Indian politician and Incumbent Union Minister of Railways of the Republic of India. He is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Gulbarga constituency of Karnataka and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. He is a senior Karnataka politician and was the Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly prior to contesting the 2009 General Elections. Prior to that he was the President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee during the 2008 Karnataka State Assembly Elections.
He has won elections for a record 10 consecutive times having won the Assembly elections for an unprecedented 9 consecutive times (1972, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2008) and the recent 2009 General Elections from Gulbarga. Kharge is considered a competent leader with a clean public image and well versed in the dynamics of politics, legislation and administration.
Is Graduate, with professional b.a. l.l.b from s s l law college gulbarga karnataka university dharwad 1967.
Contested in 4 election(s), the details of election track record are below.
Has no criminal cases against them - clean chit!
Current total assets are Rs.10,22,20,880. Current liabilites worth Rs.74,10,154.
|Election||Constituency||Party||Criminal Cases||Assets||Liabilities||Election Expenses||Result|
|Lok Sabha 2009||Gulbarga||INC||0||5,06,46,534||55,08,945||Link||winner|
|Union Council Of Ministers 2011||Minister||inc||0||5,47,00,532||34,66,953|
|Lok Sabha 2014||Gulbarga||INC||0||10,22,20,880||74,10,154|