CHINCHOLI: Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said that senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge was not given enough recognition for his work by his party.
Kumaraswamy expressed his opinion and said that Kharge should have been made a Chief Minister a long time ago.
"Mallikarjun Kharge should have become the Chief Minister long ago. I feel that injustice has happened with him”, the Chief Minister said while addressing a public rally here.
“Kharge has not been given recognition for all the work he has done," he added.
He was addressing the rally in support of Congress byelection candidate Subhash Rathod from Chincholi assembly seat which will go to polls on May 19.
Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge is an Indian politician and the leader of the Indian National Congress party in the 16th Lok Sabha.
He is a two-time Lok Sabha MP from Gulbarga constituency in Karnataka and also served as a cabinet minister in the Karnataka Government.
Kharge is the former Minister of Railways and Minister of Labour and Employment in the Government of India.
Voting for the 543 Lok Sabha seats is being held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.
Result of the seven-phase general elections will be declared on May 23.