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Karnataka cabinet: KJ George’s profile

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    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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