Dinesh Gundu Rao: News

Dinesh Gundu Rao is an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress (INC). He serves as the in charge of the All India Congress Committee of Puducherry, Goa, and Tamil Nadu, as of 2021. Rao has also served as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee. He was born on October 9, 1969, in Kushalanagar to former Karnataka Chief Minister R. Gundu Rao. In 1992, he completed his B.E in Electronics and Communication from B.M.S. College of Engineering. Rao started his career in politics in 1993 and was the Congress candidate for the Assembly constituency during the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Elections 1999. Rao secured 40,797 votes and won the seat, defeating his rival Nagaraj V of the JD (S) party. He has served as the minister of state for civil supplies, consumer affairs, and food in the government of Karnataka. He got married to Tabassum Rao and the couple has two children.

21 Oct 2020


After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.

12 Sep 2020


In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

12 Feb 2020


Out on bail, Congress MLA's son rams Bentley into vehicles

In a shocking incident, the son of a Congress MLA rammed his Bentley into two vehicles in Karnataka's capital, Bengaluru, on Sunday, injuring at least four people.

06 Sep 2019


Karnataka minister defends deputy CM, who watched porn in Assembly

Weeks after he was sworn-in as Karnataka's Chief Minister for the fourth time, BS Yediyurappa, got a new Cabinet and three deputy CMs.

ED summons Congress leader Shivakumar to appear before it

For those who don't know, DK Shivakumar has established himself as the go-to person whenever Congress runs into trouble in Karnataka.

06 Jul 2019


Karnataka: 11 Congress-JD(S) MLAs tender resignations, coalition in crisis

In May last year, JD(S) and Congress forged a post-poll alliance to form government in Karnataka and crowned HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister.

14 Mar 2019


Ananth Hegde makes controversial remarks against Rahul, EC wants video-footage

The Election Commission has reportedly sought the video footage of the gathering which Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde attended last week where he made demeaning remarks against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

28 Feb 2019


Yeddyurappa claims airstrikes will help BJP win, draws flak

In what can only be qualified as cringeworthy, BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa claimed that the airstrikes would help the saffron party win 22 out of 28 seats in Karnataka in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

28 Jan 2019


Karnataka: Upset with Congress MLAs' criticism, Kumaraswamy threatens to quit

On Monday, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy threatened to step down after some Congress MLAs criticized him over governance in the state.

28 Jan 2019


After Hindu girl comment, Anantkumar Hegde targets rival's Muslim wife

Union minister Anantkumar Hegde, who has grabbed the limelight time and again for his wild statements, has hit a new low.

21 Jan 2019


Karnataka: Congress MLA, accused of hitting colleague, says he 'slipped'

JN Ganesh, Congress MLA from Karnataka who was accused of hitting his colleague Anand Singh, was suspended from the party by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee's general secretary.

12 Nov 2018


Family, friends, BJP leaders pay last respects to Ananth Kumar

A pall of gloom descended on Union Minister Ananth Kumar's residence in Bengaluru today as mourners turned up in large numbers to pay their respects.

11 May 2018


Sting video: Congress asks disqualification of BJP's Karnataka candidate, Sriramulu

In a petition to Election Commission, Congress today has asked the BJP candidate B Sriramulu be disqualified from fighting the Karnataka assembly polls.

26 Apr 2018

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CM Adityanath, Akhilesh, Mayawati to address rallies in poll-bound Karnataka

The Karnataka Assembly polls are the new battlefield for political stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav, and BSP chief Mayawati, who will be crisscrossing the state to turn the tide in favor of their respective parties.

15 Apr 2018


Unnao: BJP slam's Congress' 'hatred of unapologetic-Hindus' after K'taka-president's comment

A political war has erupted in poll-bound Karnataka after state Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao called for beating UP CM Yogi Adityanath with slippers.

09 Oct 2017


Forensics: Yeddyurappa's voice confirmed in "pay-off" clip

In fresh trouble for BJP in Karnataka, the Anti Corruption Bureau has registered an FIR against BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. The Forensics Science lab (FSL) confirmed their voices in a leaked DVD where they are discussing payments made by local leaders to the party's high command.