Ronur Venkateshappa Devraj (born 3 Dec 1957) is an Indian politician who served as chairman of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) from 2000 to October 2007. He is the general seceratory of KPCC and Member of AICC. He served as MLA of Chamarajpet Constituency. After delimitation of Chamrajpet constituency, he became the Congress candidate for Chickpet. R. V. Devraj is the fourth son of late Ronur Venkateshappa, who was a vegetable merchant at Bengaluru City Market. He was born in Bengaluru city. During the Chickamagalur Parliamentary Lok Sabha by-election contested by Indira Gandhi, he organised hundreds of party workers from Bengaluru and canvassed for Gandhi. In 1970–83 he was the Secretary of Block Congress Committee Chamarajpet. He held several Youth Congress posts and mobilised thousands of youth from all over Bengaluru to become members of Youth Congress Party. In 1985–88 he was appointed Bengaluru City Seva Dal President. During this period, he organised several Seva Dal Camps and Cycle Rallies to spread message of Seva Dal. During this period, under the leadership of Shri B.K.Hariprasad, President of Seva Dal, Karnataka, he organised a State Level Seva Dal convention at Lalbagh Glass House in Bengaluru. His work with Congress Seva dal led him to State politics.
Born In: 3/12/1957
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