Karnataka cabinet: KJ George’s profile
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
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.