Kharge expresses disappointment over govt missing Shivakumara Swami for Bharat Ratna

Updated:1 month, 3 weeks ago IST

Kalaburagi (Karnataka), Jan 26 (ANI): Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge while praising the government for conferring former President Pranab Mukherjee with Bharat Ratna, also criticised the government for not awarding Shivakumara Swami, who died earlier this week and was well known for his contribution to education sector. “Bharat Ratna was conferred upon Pranab Mukherjee, I welcome this. But Shivakumara Swami ji worked a lot in the education sector and spent his life working for orphan children and sent them to schools. He should be awarded Bharat Ratna. We had expected this,” Kharge told ANI.

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