Born on 15th July, 1953; I am a B.Com graduate and was the General Secretary, All India National Students Union, serving as a student leader. I also served in a number of Youth Organisations and Educational Institutions. Participated in the International Youth Festivals held during 1978, 1979 and 1985 at Havana, Belgrade and Moscow respectively.
I was Elected to the Eighth and 10th Assembly and have served as Minister of State for Bangalore City Development and Wakfs and was Home Minister, Re-elected to the Eleventh Legislative Assembly from Jayamahal Constituency and appointed as Minister for Tourism and Hajj in Council of Ministers headed by Shri S.M.Krishna. Recently my constituency voters have expressed their faith in me by electing me to the 13th Legislative Assembly from Shivajinagar Assembly Constituency, thereby giving me an opportunity to serve them, once again to the best of my abilities.
I thank all the voters for giving the UPA and Congress in particular, the mandate to run the Country for another term. I welcome voters of my constituency to browse my website, and share your suggestions and concerns through this website, thereby helping me to have your voice heard in the Legislature.
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