K J GEORGE
Hon’ble Minister for Large & Medium Industries and IT & BT, Government of Karnataka
Shri. K.J. George (Kelachandra Joseph George), Hon’ble Minister for Large & Medium Industries & IT&BT, Government of Karnataka. From the year 2013-2018 Mr K J George was Bengaluru Development and Town Planning, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore, is an Industrialist and Planter by Profession and a Social Worker; started his political career by joining Indian National Congress during 1968, since then he is an active and obedient member of the Party.
He had started his political career as President, Gonikoppal Town Youth Congress during 1969. During 1972-73, he was a General Secretary to Coorg District Youth Congress Committee later during 1973-75 and then he became President of Coorg District Congress Committee. He was a Treasurer of the Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee during 1975-78 and later became President of Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee during 1979-82.
He was also a National General Secretary of the Indian Youth Congress Committee during 1982-85.
In 1985, contested from Bharathinagar Assembly Constituency and entered for the first time (1985-89) the prestigious State Legislature as its Member. He also held a high profiled position in the Party as Secretary of the Congress Legislature Party.
During 1989, he was the Minister in the Council of Ministers headed by late Shri. Veerendra Patil (Shri. Veerendra Patil is termed as an iron man of the State) and held the portfolio of Transport, Food & Civil Supplies (1989-90). Now, these portfolios are shared by two individual Ministers.
He was the Minister in the Cabinet headed by late Shri. S. Bangarappa and held the portfolio of Housing and Urban Development (1990-94). Now these portfolios are shared by three Ministers. He had identified himself in the government as a Champion of Minorities under the able leadership of late Shri. Bangarappa. He was a model in the Cabinet for his simplicity and generosity mixed with sincerity and honesty.
During 2008 general election to the assembly, for the third time he was elected from Sarvagnanagar Assembly Constituency from Bangalore Urban.
His wining continued during 2013 general election to the assembly, he was elected again from Sarvagnanagar Assembly Constituency for the fourth time.
He was being an MLA for four terms (during 1985-89, 1989-94, 2008-13 & 2013 to till date), the Congress Party has now recognised his services and awarded him suitably by inducting as Home Minister, which is next only to the Chief Minister in power and responsibility. He is instrumental in initiating a move to attract the Naxal Force by mooting a package for their demands and welfare inviting them to surrender themselves voluntarily. Now he is a Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning.
Apart from duties and responsibilities he held, presently functioning as the Member of All India Congress Committee, General Secretary of the KPCC and All India Working Committee Member for Indian National Trade Union Congress.