Grand welcome for Kharge on first visit to hometown after becoming AICC chief

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Mallikarjun Kharge's vehicle was showered with petals from earthmovers.

KALABURAGI: Newly-elected Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge was given a grand welcome on his first visit to his hometown ever since he took up the responsibility of leading the party.

A massive garland was also place on the vehicle.

Earthmovers were used to shower petals and place a massive garland on his vehicle near Kalanur as he entered Kalaburagi from the airport. A huge crowd too had gathered to welcome him and raised slogans. Kharge arrived at the airport around 10.30 am.

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee is also organising a massive event to celebrate Kharge’s elevation as AICC president and a Kalyana Kranti convention will also be held at the N V Maidan in the city later in the day. About 2-3 lakh people are expected to participate in the convention in which the party’s national and state leaders will also take part.

Priyank Kharge was at the Kalaburagi airport to receive his father.

Opposition leader Siddaramaiah, KPCC president D K Shivakumar, party state in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala, KPCC working president Eshwar Khandre, M B Patil and other leaders are expected to be present. The entire city has been decked up for Kharge’s welcome and the police have made strict security arrangements.

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