Kalaburagi: Leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge expressed his regret at missing the Independence Day celebrations for the first time. Kharge was unable to take part in the Independence Day celebrations as he tested positive for Covid-19 three days ago.
Kharge stated in a press release on Monday August 15 that despite being unable to attend the occasion in person, he will join the celebrations in spirit and with pride. “Since my childhood, I never missed an opportunity to be a part of Independence Day celebrations and over the last 50 years, I have been a part of state celebrations of the Independence Day,” Kharge said.
Kharge said that his social background and personal experiences have made him apprehensive that if people are not on vigilant against threats to the country, the hard-won independence, political freedom, and other rights of every citizen could be lost very quickly.