Bengaluru, Aug 03, 2017 : In the presence of of Karnataka Congress President G Parameshwara and working President Dinesh Gundu Rao Dhanajaya Kumar joins Congress on August 03, Thursday in Bengaluru.
Dhananjaya Kumar was minister of state for finance in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government has decided to join the ruling Congress in Karnataka.
Dhananjay Kumar began his political career in the youth wing of Bharatiya Janta Party and later went on to become a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in 1983. In 1991, he was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha defeating the Congress stalwart B.Janardhana Poojary. With the rise of the Bharatiya Janta Party in Karnataka, Kumar went on to represent the Mangaluru constituency in the Lok Sabha for four successive terms and served as Union Minister, thrice in the Government of India when the Bharatiya Janata Party was in power.
Mr. Kumar quit the BJP when former chief minister B.S. Yedyurappa quit the BJP and formed Karnataka Janata Paksha in 2012.