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Karnataka cabinet: RV Deshpande's profile

By Oneindia Staff Writer

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

Mother :

Education: B.A and L.L.B

Profession: Lawyer &Social Service

RV Deshpande

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

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