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Karnataka cabinet: KJ George’s profile

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Name : Kelachandra Joseph George

Portfolio: Large and Medium Scale Industries , IT, BT, Science and Technology.

Party : Congress

Age : 71

Spouse : Suja George

Birth place: Kottayam, Kerala

Father : Kelachandra Chacko Joseph

Mother : Mariamma Joseph

Education :

Profession: Politician

KJ George

K J George's Political journey:

  • George's political career started in 1969 when he was elected as the President of the Gonikoppal Town Youth Congress.
  • During 1971-1972, he was the President of the Virajpet Taluk Youth Congress Committee.
  • From 1972 to 1973 he was the General of the Coorg District Youth Congress Committee and the President of this forum from 1973 to 1975.
  • In 1975 and through 1978 he became the Treasurer of the Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee.
  • In 1982, he was the General Secretary of the All India Youth Congress Committee where he served till 1985.
  • In 1985, he was elected from the erstwhile Bharatinagar Assembly Constituency and became an MLA through 1994.
  • In 1989-90, he was the Minister of State ( Independent Charge) Transport, Food and Civil Supplies under Chief Minister Veerendra Patil.
  • He served as Cabinet Minister for Housing and Urban Development under Chief Minister Bangarappa between 1990-92.
  • In, 2013-16, he was the Minister of Home Affairs under Siddaramaiah government and later served as Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning in 2016-18.

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