New Delhi, June 22: The Indian National Congress (INC) on Friday appointed Mallikarjun Kharge as the Maharashtra Congress in-charge. Congress President Rahul Gandhi also appointed JD Seelam and Mahendra Joshi as the Secretary and Shashi Kant Sharma as the Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (AICC) attached with the General Secretary, Incharge Organisation.
Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge, the Congress floor leader in the Lok Sabha is the former Minister of Railways and Minister of Labour and Employment in the Government of India. Kharge is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) and has been a Member of the parliament for Gulbarga, Karnataka since 2009.
Kharge is a senior Karnataka politician and was the Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly prior to contesting the 2014 General Elections. Prior to that he was the President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee during the 2008 Karnataka State Assembly Elections.