Earlier, over 20 district presidents of the Mahasabha met and threatened to launch an agitation if authorities fail to take action.
The Kalaburagi police have booked Araga Jnanendra for his remarks against Kharge.
He said that the Congress leaders are unnecessarily dragging Kharge’s name into the controversy.
Jnanendra made the racist remarks at a meeting to protest against the Kasturirangan committee report at Thirthahalli in Shivamogga on Tuesday.
As the video of his statement went viral on Wednesday, the Congress leaders targeted Jnanendra.
Araga said that tax collection during the BJP government was 108% whereas during the earlier Congress government (2013-2018) it was just 67%.