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.

08 Feb 2024


Karnataka bans sale, consumption of hookah with immediate effect 

The Karnataka government has imposed a state-wide ban on hookah to protect "public health and youth."

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 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.

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.

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.