Janardhana Poojary

Janardhana Poojary

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Janardhana Poojary

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B. Janardhana Poojary (born April 27, 1937) is a senior politician from Indian National Congress party. He was a former Union Minister and Karnataka's Congress President. During the Prime Ministership of Smt. Indira Gandhi he had been appointed as Union Minister of State for Finance in 1982 and he continued to be Union Minister of State for Finance during the Prime Ministership of Rajiv Gandhi until 1987. Later Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi appointed Sri. B. Janardhan Poojary as Union Minister of State for Rural Development from 1987 to 1989. Sri. Rajiv Gandhi also appointed Sri B. Janardhan Poojary as General Secretary of All India Congress Committee in 1990 as well as President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee in 1990. He continued to be General Secretary of All India Congress Committee during the Prime Ministership of Prime Minister Sri. P. V. Narasimha Rao.

Early life

Janardhana Poojary was born in Mangalore, Karnataka and his mother-tongue is Tulu.


Before joining politics, he was a practicing barrister from 1960 to 1979. As a lawyer he was actively engaged in safeguarding the interests of poor agricultural tenants and defended a large number of poor people by giving them free legal aid. He was elected to the 6th Lok Sabha in 1977 from Mangalore constitueny in Karnataka. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1980, 1984 and 1989 from the same constituency. He was a Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Finance from 1982-84. From 1984 to...
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