Inside an algorithm environment, I am getting an extra space before and after = sign. Is there any solution to reduce it?

\STATE e\_dist \hspace{-0.52cm}=\hspace{-0.5cm} 
($CT$[mi][mj], $CT$[mi+$k_{3}$][mj+$k_{4}$]))

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    The line is too long and it is split; the only place with flexible space is around the equals sign. So no negative space will do. Just add \\ after the comma. – egreg Jan 28 '17 at 11:51