Mallikarjun Kharge criticises BJP for not pitching iconic Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami's name for Bharat Ratna

Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday expressed disappointment over not conferring the Bharat Ratna award to Shivakumara Swami, iconic Lingayat seer who died recently. It is disappointing that the Central government did not announce to confer the Bharat Ratna award on Shivakumara Swami, Kharge said.

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