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Rana George, Renita George
K. J. George is a politician from the state of Karnataka, India, and the Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning. He was previously the Home Minister of Karnataka. He was also the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Transport, Food and Civil Supplies in the Veerendra Patil government and Cabinet Minister for Housing & Urban Development in the S. Bangarappa government.
Born to Kelachandra Chacko Joseph and Mariamma Joseph, K. J. George spent most of his childhood in Coorg and later relocated to Bangalore. Kelachandra Joseph and his sons had founded the Kelachandra Group in 1980. George is married to Suja and has two children Rana George and Renita George.
George joined the Congress party in 1968. His 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 Secretary 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. He later served as the General Secretary- Karnataka Pradesh Committee during and under the Presidentships of K. H Ranganath, Dharam Singh, S. M. Krishna, V. S. Kaujalgi, Allum Veerabhadrappa, Mallikarjun Kharge, Oscar Fernandes, Virendera Patil and B. Janardhan Poojary. In 1985, he was elected from the erstwhile Bharatinagar Assembly Constituency and became an MLA through 1994. From 1985 to 1989, he was also the Secretary of the Congress Legislature Party. During the late 80’s and early 90’s, he was the Minister of State ( Independent Charge) Transport, Food and Civil Supplies under Chief Minister Virendera Patil and Cabinet Minister for Housing and Urban Development under Chief Minister Bangarappa. Currently he is a State Election Commission Member, the General Secretary K.P.C.C, a Member of the A.I.C.C and Working Committee Member All India I.N.T.U.C.
George won the Sarvagnanagar Assembly constituency in Assembly Elections, 2013 by polling in 69,673 Votes Against His Nearest Rival Padmanabha Reddy of the Bharatiya Janatha Party .
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