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Vinay Kumar Sorake
Indian politician

Vinay Kumar Sorake

Vinay Kumar Sorake
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Intro Indian politician
Is Politician
From India
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 5 January 1955
Age 67 years
Politics Indian National Congress
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Vinay Kumar Sorake was Born on 5 January 1955 in Sorake, Puttur, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, he is a Graduate in Law and Social Welfare (B.S.W.LLB.). He was born to Late Shri Achutha Sorake & Smt. Sunithi Sorake. He is married to Mrs. Daksha Sorake and has two children . He completed his Primary Education in Kalpane Sarve Government School, High School in St. Philomena High School, Puttur and Pre-University from St. Philomena College Puttur. Later he joined Roshini Nilaya Mangalore for completing B.S.W and then joined S.D.M Law College. Vinay Kumar Sorake is a member of the Indian National Congress . He is currently the Minister for Urban Development, Government of Karnataka. He is an elected representative of Karnataka Legislative Assembly representing Kaup Assembly Constituency and Serves as a District In-Charge Minister for Udupi. Political Career Vinay Kumar Sorake has been associated with the Indian National Congress for over 4 decades ever since his early days in politics. As a Youth Tycoon, he was driven by the zeal to work for social welfare, which went on to develop his passion to serve the society and choose politics as his career. Sorake a Vibrant and Strong Leader and has been active in politics right from his college days. He is seasoned politician who has been active in politics for over 4 decades now. He has successfully made himself recognized to everyone as A simple, dedicated, non-corrupt and futuristic leader, which makes him one of the few most eligible people’s representative in the State.

Positions Held

  • State President of NSUI (1982-1987)
  • Joint Secretary All India Youth Congress (1989)
  • Member of Legislative Assembly from Puttur Constituency for two terms (1985-1995)
  • General Secretary, Karnataka State Congress (1991-2000)
  • Member of Parliament for Udupi, India in Thirteenth Lok Sabha from 1999-2004
  • Member of All India Congress Committee(AICC), also served as joint Secretary of AICC
  • Director, Syndicate Bank, Nominated by the Government of India
  • Served as Hon. President, Moodabidri Kotichennayya Jodukere Kambala
  • Hon. President, Puttur Kotichennayya Jodukere Kambala
  • AICC Secretary
  • In-Charge Sevadal South India
  • Minister for Urban Development & Udupi District In-Charge Minister, Government of Karnataka (Presently)
  • Chairman Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage Board, Government of Karnataka ( Presently )

As President of NSUI, Joint Secretary of All India Youth Congress and General Secretary of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, he was responsible for creating and nurturing scores of young leaders who eventually became Ministers, MLA's, Panchayat Presidents, Corporators, Panchayat Members, Mayors, Board Chairman and Zilla Panchayat Members. As an activist in the Land Reforms Movement and Land Tribunal Member, he galvanized the revolutionary measure in the Land Reforms in the district. Vinay Kumar Sorake’s journey in the administrative field began when he was just 29 years old, when he was handpicked by Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi as the candidate of Indian National Congress from Puttur constituency that was a stronghold of the BJP. Sorake won his first election with a state record margin and became the Youngest MLA. He also became the First Congress MLA to Represent Puttur Assembly Constituency. He went on to successfully Represent Puttur Assembly Constituency from 1984-1994. As a Young MLA, he conducted State-Level Sports meets and Youth festivals; also conducted MLAs sports meet and was a champion among MLAs. Ever since then he was known to be an easily Approachable and Down to Earth Politician. He took up various developmental initiatives inorder to cater to the needs of the people .

Major works undertaken during MLA tenure

  • Puttur Bypass Road
  • Was Instrumental In the introduction of Akrama Sakrama Law – Under which over 1.5 lac acres of land was distributed to over 21000 people
  • Puttur APMC Linking Road
  • Establishment of National Research Cashew, Centre (NRCC) at Mothedaka Puttur
  • Bettampady First Grade College
  • Vittla first grade college
  • Junior College at Kumbra, Balnad
  • 100 Bed Government Hospital at Puttur
  • Primary Health Centres at Ishwara Mangala, Sarve, Thingaladi, Panaje, Kolttige, Perlampady, Tingaladi, Panaje, Aridaka
  • Vitla Health Centre, Veterinary Hospitals at Kolttige, Perlampady, Tingaladi, Panaje, Aridaka
  • 110 KVA Substation at Kumbra
  • Puttur Congress Bhavan

Having faith in his abilities and his popularity in the coastal region subsequently the party chose him to contest Lok Sabha elections in 1999 from Udupi Parliamentary Constituency and yet again he proved himself by snatching the Udupi Lok Sabha Constituency from the BJP with a lead of 31,587 votes. He has already proven his abilities in reaching out to the people through his extensive tours and communication skills aided by a vast network of his followers throughout Karnataka who are today occupying the important organisational post which he had built up during his leadership of the NSUI. His service in successfully taking the party to the people would be invaluable at the present juncture. As an MP he took up various people centric initiatives and worked for the overall development of Udupi.

Major Achievements as MP

  • Effort & Special Initiation to Implement the Four Lane Highway
  • Grant of Funds to repair the Accident Zone Areas of Highway
  • Initiation & Proposal to Declare Padubidri as Special Economic Zone
  • Efforts & Funds to Avail Drinking Water through "Swajala Dhara" initiative
  • For the people movement with regard to revenue department issues in the regions of Admar, Palimar & Belapu

As MLA and MP he has succeeded in promoting second-generation leaders who are rebuilding and rejuvenating the Congress Party from the grass root level on the foundation of the policies and the programmes of Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.His dedication and hardwork and his contribution to the parties cadre was appreciated and he was recognised and noted among party leaders on the national level. His honesty was rewarded from time to time by the party and was given various responsibilities in the party.He was appointed as the Secretary, All India Congress Committee and was responsible for the parties affairs in the State of Orissa and was also made the In-Charge of Seva-Dal South India. The Congress High-Command having faith in Sorake’s ability chose him as a Candidate from Kaup Assembly constituency in 2013 and he successfully contested the elections and entered the Legislative Assembly as an MLA for the third time.Vinay Kumar Sorake who is a seasoned politician with several credits to his political career was made a Cabinet Minister in the Siddaramaih Lead Government in the State of Karnataka and was given charge of the Urban Development Ministry and as the District In-Charge Ministry of Udupi District. Sorake is also serving as the Chairman for Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage Board, Government of Karnataka. Throughout his career he has cultivated a clean image as an Incorruptible Secular Politician and as a Dedicated Social Worker who is responsible for Major Development works in his constituency, with the result that presently he enjoys a statewide reputation as one of the few first ranking second generation Congress Leaders of Karnataka.

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