Name : Raghunath Rao V Deshpande
Portfolio: Revenue without Muzrai, Skill Delevopment.
Party : Congress
Age : Born on 16 March 1947 (71)
Spouse : Radha R Deshpande
Birth place: Haliyal
Father : Vishwanath Rao
Education: B.A and L.L.B
Profession: Lawyer &Social Service
RV Deshpande's political journey:
- RV Deshpande began his political career as the President of the Karnataka State Co-operative Agriculture & Rural Development Bank.
- A eight-term MLA from Haliyal constituency Deshpande started his political career in the Janata Parivar before joining the Indian National Congress in 1999.
- He was first elected to the Assembly on a ticket of erstwhile Janata Party in 1983 and joined the ministry of the late chief minister Mr Ramakrishna Hegde.
- He served as Industries minister for 10 years between 1994 and 2004.
- He was the Minister for Medium & Heavy Industries in the Siddaramaiah cabinet.
- Prior to Assembly polls in 2013, he was President of the the state unit of Congress