Congress names Mallikarjun Kharge as Rajya Sabha candidate from Karnataka
Congress has named Mallikarjun Kharge as its candidate for ensuing biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka.
Party interim president Sonia Gandhi approved Kharge's candidature on Friday, according to a Congress release by general secretary Mukul Wasnik.
The elections to fill the pending 18 Rajya Sabha seats from seven states will be held on June 19. While the BJP is yet to decide on the candidates, some leaders are said to be keen on electing Ananth Kumar's wife Tejaswini as she was denied the Lok Sabha party ticket in 2019.
To win a Rajya Sabha seat, each candidate needs 45 votes.