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Shri. Dinesh Gundu Rao, MLA., sworn-in as President of KPCC  – A staunch Congressman.

As a Congressman

Shri. Dinesh Gundu Rao hails from a family committed to Gandhian ideals. He is the second son of a former Chief Minister of Karnataka, R. Gundu Rao. Since assuming office, he has been working industriously to strengthen the party from the grass root level.

Congress Organizational Contribution

He is currently President of KPCC. He was the Working President of KPCC He was president of the Karnataka Youth Congress and is currently a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Gandhi Nagar Constituency. Till date, he is a five-time winner in the Karnataka elections. Dinesh Gundu Rao was Minister of State for food, civil supplies and consumer affairs in the government of Karnataka. He was also appointed as the President of the politically significant, Bangalore District Congress Committee. He is also the District In-Charge Minister for Dharwad and was previously the District In-Charge Minister for Chikkaballapur. In the more recent times, he has also been working closely with the corporate fraternity across the state, by guiding KPCC Professionals Cell which represents this section of the society in the party fold.

Electoral Record

On account of his unrelenting service to Gandhinagar, which is the Vidhana Sabha constituency that he is now representing for a whopping 5th consecutive term as a Congress MLA, and also owing to his years of sincere efforts in augmenting the image of the party among the youths. He was duly appointed as the President of Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee in 1998. Congress made him as the candidate for the 1999 Vidhana Sabha elections from Gandhinagar constituency and he won the election.

Ministerial Performance

Shri. Dinesh Gundu Rao has brought out highlights of his flagship program “Anna Baghya Yojane” as Minister of State for food, civil supplies, and consumer affairs in the government of Karnataka on 20 May 2013. The program entails supply of 30 Kg of food grains @ Rs 1/Kg per BPL family residing in the state. A single member family is eligible for 10 Kg of food grains per month.

Role Model to Youths.

Hailing from a Political background, Shri. Dinesh Gundu Rao has shown tremendous leadership to Karnataka Youth. An all-rounder, he was an active sportsman and also won many scholarships during his studies. In his individual capacity, Dinesh has been organizing several employment fairs to encourage the educated youths of his constituency to take up corporate jobs. By then, he had emerged as one of the most iconic youth leaders of the state whilst continuing his growth in the party rank and file.


As an educationist, Shri. Dinesh Gundu Rao runs the SR Gundu Rao Foundation in Bengaluru, that has provided affordable, quality education to lakhs of poor, rural students. Books and stationary are distributed free of cost to financially challenged students residing in the constituency, by Shri. Dinesh Gundu Rao, under the banner of the Foundation. Every year several thousand school kids receive these essentials that encourage them to excel at studies. The last such charity program was held during May 2013 which witnessed a lot of such recipients.

A Social Entrepreneur

  • In the year 2013, in such fair, several top-notch MNCs such as Infosys, HP, Wipro etc put up stalls and the event witnessed participation of 5400 candidates.
  • Several reputed hospitals such as Narayana Hrudayalaya, MS Ramaiah etc offer their services to patients seeking consultation in fields such as Ophthalmology, Cardiology, ENT etc.
  • With the earnest intention of encouraging the financially challenged women in his constituency to take up handicrafts as a means of livelihood, the Foundation organizes several exhibitions in places such as Chicklalbagh, Magadi Road Govt School etc.
  • Further, Dinesh also organizes Lalita Sahastranama for the women of his constituency during which prayer sessions, free sarees are distributed to the financially challenged one. His wife too plays a vital role in these programs.
  • Slum dwellers and financially weaker sections of the society no longer conduct domestic functions on the roadside, which are not only hazardous to health but also cause inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians alike.
  • Weddings, household ceremonies, community celebrations eat are now being performed by the people at these centers. The most recent one was built in Hanumanthappa Colony during 2013.