Belthangady, May 02, 2018 : K Gangadhara Gowda was the Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports has joined the Congress party on May 02, Wednesday.
Mr. Gangadhara Gowda was the Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports in the late R. Gundu Rao’s Cabinet. He was first elected to the Assembly from Belthangady constituency in 1978. He is known for his initiatives of providing monthly pensions to farmers who participated in Kambala.
He was active in BJP for the past few years. In the 2013 Karnataka assembly elections, Gangadhar Gowda’s son, Ranjan G Gowda contested on BJP ticket and got 59,000 votes in Beltangady.
Gowda joined Congress party formally in the presence of D K Shivakumar, Oommen Chandy, K Harish Kumar, B Ramanath Rai, K Vasantha Bangera.