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.

Political Career

Contested in 4 election(s), the details of election track record are below.

Criminal Record

Has no criminal cases against them - clean chit!

Personal Wealth

Current total assets are Rs.10,22,20,880. Current liabilites worth Rs.74,10,154.

Public Office Track Record

ElectionConstituencyPartyCriminal Cases AssetsLiabilitiesElection ExpensesResult
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
Karnataka 2008 Chittapur inc 0 4,80,36,202 36,01,885
Lok Sabha 2014 Gulbarga INC 0 10,22,20,880 74,10,154


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