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HD Kumaraswamy takes sly dig at Congress, says senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge wasn't given recognition, should have been CM

Chincholi (Karnataka): In a veiled dig at the Congress party, 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 opined that Kharge should have been made a chief minister a long time ago.

 HD Kumaraswamy takes sly dig at Congress, says senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge wasnt given recognition, should have been CM

File image of HD Kumaraswamy. PTI

"Mallikarjun Kharge should have become the chief minister long ago. I feel that injustice has happened with him. I would like to clearly state that, even I feel that, Kharge has not been given recognition for all the work he has done," the chief minister said while addressing a public rally.

Kharge is a two-time Lok Sabha MP from Gulbarga constituency in Karnataka and is a leader of Congress in Lok Sabha. He had also served as a cabinet minister in the Karnataka Government. Kumaraswamy was addressing the rally in support of Congress byelection candidate Subhash Rathod from Chincholi assembly seat which will go to polls on 19 May.

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Updated Date: May 15, 2019 13:16:49 IST