Do you know that the newly elected Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge lost his mother when he was five year old?
It was the August month of the year 1947 when Nizams ruled once.
In Varavatti village of Mysore State (now Karnataka), Hindu Muslims riots were reported when India was divided and Pakistan was created, The Nizam’s army attacked Varvatti village. Along with this, there also came looters who set the whole village on fire. It was here in a house that a 5-year-old child saw his mother burning alive.
The father saved him and took him away from the village and stayed in the forest for 3 months.. Instead of putting the child to work, he educated him.
The child named Mallikarjuna grew up to become a lawyer first, then union leader, MLA, minister in his state Karnataka, MP, minister in the central government and now the national president of Congress. Yes, this is the story of Mallikarjun Kharge.
Kharge’s life has always been difficult, but the quality of leadership in him since childhood made him stand different. He was the head boy in the school. When he went to college, he became a student leader. Gulbarga became the first Dalit barrister of the district, became an MLA for the first time and was elected 9 times, was also an MP twice, but went on to become the Chief Minister of Karnataka thrice.
Kharge has been close to the Gandhi family since the time of Indira Gandhi. This is the reason why Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi had the consent of all three on his name for the post of president.