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Detailed Profile: Shri Mallikarjun Kharge

NameShri Mallikarjun Kharge
Constituency from which I am electedGulbarga
Father's NameShri Mapanna
Mother's NameSmt. Saibavva
Date of Birth21 Jul 1942
Birth PlaceVaravatti, Tal. Bhalki, Distt. Bidar (Karnataka)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 13 May 1968
Spouse NameSmt. Radhabai
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:3   No.of Daughters:2
State NameKarnataka
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent Address"LumbiniĀ” Aiwan-e-Shahi Area, Gulbarga KarnatakaTelefax. (08472) 255555, 09980035555(M)
Present Address9, Safdarjang Road,New Delhi- 110 011Tels. (011) 23710240, 23717515, 23714658 (O), 09971300079 (M) Telefax: (011) 23793068, 23793082 (R) Fax: (011) 23711708, 23710590 (O)
Email idm[dot]kharge[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in mallikarjunkharge[at]yahoo[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A., LL.B Educated at Government College, Gulbarg and Government College Gulbarga, Karnataka University, Karnataka
Positions Held
1969President, Gulbarga City Congress Committee, Karnataka
1972-2009Member, Karnataka State Legislative Assembly (nine terms)
1976-78Minister of State, Primary and Secondary Education, Govt. of Karnataka
1979Cabinet Minister, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Govt. of Karnataka
1980-83Cabinet Minister, Revenue, Govt. of Karnataka
1985Deputy Leader of Opposition , Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1989Vice President, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee
1990-92Cabinet Minister, Revenue, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Govt. of Karnataka
1992-94Cabinet Minister, Co-operation, Medium and Large Industries, Govt. of Karnataka
1996-99Leader, Congress Legislature Party and Leader of Opposition, Karnataka
1999-2004Cabinet Minister, Home, Infrastructure Development and Minor Irrigation, Govt. of Karnataka
2004-06Cabinet Minister , Water Resources and Transport,Govt. of Karnataka
2005President, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee.
2008-09Leader of Congress Legislature Party and Leader of Opposition, Karnataka
2009Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
31 May 2009 onwardsUnion Cabinet Minister, Labour and Employment
Social and Cultural ActivitiesIntroduced the Policy of backlog vacancies for weaker section for the first time in the country to fill up the posts of teachers; several reforms in the education department; implemented Land Reforms Act; more than 400 land tribunals were constituted to expedite the transfer of Land Rights; lakhs of acres of Government land distributed to landless small and marginal farmers; comprehensive modernization of Police Department, Karnataka; expediting Bangalore International Airport Project; build serveral dams and barrage for providng irrigational facilities to the farmers especially in semi-dry area; impetus given to complete the lingering irrigation projects; making state-run transport Corporation profitable.
Special InterestsReading sports books, removing superstitious feelings & orthodoxies
Sports and ClubsFootball, hockey & cricket
Countries VisitedAustralia,Brazil,China, Czech Republic,France,Germany,Italy, New Zealand, Sweden,Thailand, U.K.
Other InformationOrganized the Employees Union of MSK Mills and fought for their rights, 1967; Chairman (i) Karnataka State Leather Industries Development Corporation, 1974; and (ii) Siddartha Vihara Trust Patron, Choururdaiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore; (iii) Municipal Finances Enquiry Committee, Karnataka; President, Karnataka People`s Education Society, Gulbarga; Instrumental in opening of health and technical institutions in Karnataka

Source: Lok Sabha