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Job fair concludes : Minister Tanveer Sait gives away appointment letters


Minister Tanveer Sait and MLA M.K. Somashekar are seen handing over offer letter to a selected candidate at the Job Mela in city yesterday as others look on.
Minister Tanveer Sait and MLA M.K. Somashekar are seen handing over offer letter to a selected candidate at the Job Mela in city yesterday as others look on.

Mysuru :

The two-day mega job mela, organised by city’s Janaspandana Trust in association with the District Administration, Department of Employment and Training, Karnataka State Vocational Training and Skills Development Corporation and myskillpage.com, at Maharaja’s College Ground here, concluded yesterday, with thousands of job aspirants attending the fair.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait gave away offer letters of different companies to job-seekers.

Over 4,500 candidates were given offer letters over the two-day Job Mela. Apart from these 4,500 candidates, 10,400 other candidates were selected for different posts and would soon be given offer letters.

K.R. MLA M.K. Somashekar, who spearheaded the event under his Janaspandana Trust, said that over 200 companies from different sectors took part in the event.

Pointing that a few companies had recruited even undergraduates, he thanked the Software Companies, Insurance Companies, Banks and other companies for participating in the event.

The MLA further said that candidates from adjoining districts of Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Kodagu and Hassan districts too participated in the Job Mela, which was a huge success.

MLC Rizwan Arshad, Karnataka State Women’s Commission Chairperson Manjula Manasa, MyLac Chairman Ananthu, KEA Chairman R. Murthy, City Congress President T.S. Ravishankar, District (Rural) President Dr. B.J. Vijayakumar and others were present.

source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / July 04th, 2016

MLC Rizwan Arshad in city

Bengaluru, KARNATAKA  :


Mysuru :

Newly elected MLC Rizwan Arshad, who arrived in city to day was given a rousing welcome by Congress activists at the Toll Gate in front Columbia Asia Hospital.

He was later taken to City Congress office on Sayyaji Rao where he was felicitaed.

City Congress Committee President T.S. Ravishankar, District Congress Comittee President B.J. Vijaykumar and others were present.

source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / July 02nd, 2016

Bengaluru : State Youth Congress leader Rizwan Arshad among MLC candidates

Bengaluru, KARNATAKA :

Bengaluru :

The Congress high command has selected former KPCC president Allum Veerabhadrappa, youth Congress president Rizwan Arshad, former minister R B Thimmapur and Veena Achaiah as the candidates for the Legislative Council elections.

The senior Congress leaders, including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president Dr G Parameshwara finalized these candidates on Saturday, May 28.
The candidates are likely to file their nominations on May 31. The AICC released the list on Saturday evening.

It is reported that there is strong influence from the Congress leaders from Hyderabad-Karnataka region in getting ticket to Pradesh Congress Committee former president Allum Veerabhadrappa.

It is also said that MP K H Muniyappa, MP Chandrappa had lobbied in favour of R B Thimmapur. Thimmapur, who was minister in the S M Krishna Cabinet, belongs to the Scheduled Caste.

File pic : Rizwan with RaGa
File pic : Rizwan with RaGa

Youth Congress president Rizwan Arshad is from minority community and a sincere follower of Rahul Gandhi. Rizwan also had contested for Lok Sabha election from Bengaluru Central.

Allum and Veena
Allum and Veena

Veena Achaiah was preferred as the party wanted to give representation to Kodagu, which is presently a BJP-dominated district. She is now the chairperson of Karnataka State Handicraft Development Corporation.

Mohan Kondaji, G C Chandrashekar, P R Ramesh and C M Lingappa were also lobbying hard to become the party candidates, the election for which is scheduled on June 10.

The party has not finalized names for 3 seats to be filled through nominations.
The choice of State Congress chief Parameshwara was G C Chandrashekar. But the party finally preferred to give a representation to the Youth Congress and hence selected Rizwan. Between Kondaji and Allum Veerabhadrappa, the party settled for a senior leader. Both are Lingayats.

source: http://www.daijiworld.com / DaijiWorld.com / Home> Top Stories /by Daijiworld Media Network  – Benglauru (DV) / May 29th, 2016

Young minds behind Rizwan’s online footprint

Volunteers working at Rizwan Arshad’s war room. (Left) Congress candidate from Bangalore Central, Rizwan Arshad along with MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao campaigns in Gandhinagar on Wednesday —R.Samuel
Volunteers working at Rizwan Arshad’s war room. (Left) Congress candidate from Bangalore Central, Rizwan Arshad along with MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao campaigns in Gandhinagar on Wednesday —R.Samuel


The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office stands proud on Queens Road, with larger-than-life posters of Rahul Gandhi gazing down on the busy street. However, all the election time action is happening elsewhere, in a narrow bylane nearby where the party’s back office is located, invisible to those who are not in the know.

About 30 people sit inside the quiet office, slaving away at their computers. Youtube videos, social networking and Website content are generated here, and the group is responsible for the Congress party’s strong online presence.

These are volunteers who have put their regular jobs on hold for Congress’ Bangalore Central candidate Rizwan Arshad, vowing to ensure that he wins the election.
Inside the ‘op centre’, people from different teams don’t interact with each other directly.
“The campaign is never fully revealed,” said a source. “That’s the best way to keep it a secret.” Even so, the pieces come together to form a well-knit campaign, titled “One Among Us, For Us.”
“I heard of this through a mutual friend and I think Rizwan is a great guy. Besides, being part of the campaign gives me a high. I have been doing this since the last three elections,” said Bhagath Reddy, a marketing professional in his thirties. “I make it a point to volunteer for someone or the other.”
The group of volunteers, he said, comprises people between the ages 18 and 32, some of whom work on the campaign full time and others who come in on weekends. “It’s interesting to see these volunteers here, because in today’s world, people barely know who the candidates are even in their own constituencies.”
At this point, Muzaffar enters the room. The 34-year-old businessman says he and Rizwan are childhood friends and have been together since school.
“I’ve been campaigning for him since college,” he said. “We’ve been together through thick and thin.” Although he has been closely involved with local politics and his loyalty to Rizwan Arshad has never faltered, he has no political ambitions himself.
That seems to be the case, though, with all the young volunteers. The involvement of youth in politics seems issue-based. Anushree N., who does content, and Shruti Das, who handles graphic design, echo this sentiment.
“I want to understand how the system works,” said Shruthi, in response to why she volunteered for this. “I’ve never done political writing and I wanted to give it a try. It’s been a great experience so far,” said Anushree.
Whatever their reasons, for the youth, this is more than a battle between political candidates. This is a chance to shape the India they want to see. //
source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com / Deccan Chronicle / Home> Nation> Politics / by Darshana Ramdev / April 10th, 2014  

Jaffer Sharief should build a second line leadership: Arshad

Bangalore :

Hailing from an ordinary background, who caught the eye of AICC president Rahul Gandhi, state youth Congress president Rizwan Arshad has the responsibility of wresting the seat held by BJP since 2004 and also prove to the state Congress leadership that winnability exists among the youngsters too.

Was it a sportive gesture on Congress veteran C K Jaffer Sharief to sulk and plan to quit the party, when he failed to get the Bangalore Central Lok Sabha ticket?

He is a senior and aged leader, I would not like to comment on whether it was sportive or not. But the duty of every senior political leader is to develop a second and third line leadership. Today its time Sharief also develops a second level leadership. I am sure he will fulfill this duty of giving an opportunity to the next generation.

With all Muslim legislators and leaders in the party petitioning the Congress high command in favour of former MP C K Jaffer Sharief, how do you plan to win them now?

The Congress party does not function on what a single community says. My candidature was recommended by chief minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwara. I have met senior leaders in my party to seek their support. There’s a big generational change happening under AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who wants to provide opportunities to the youth hailing from ordinary background.

Bangalore Central has been having candidates across parties, who were senior in age, as an younster, how will you connect with voters?

Bangalore Central is a constituency with youngsters. Of the 17.96 lakh voters here, 45% are under 35 years. And when I meet the seniors they have been saying that they wanted a young candidate to contest.

What are the major issues to be tackled in Bangalore Central ?

This is a constituency, which is the heart line of Bangalore as we have the Whitefield IT corridor. Its one of the oldest and attracts the maximum traffic with people criss-crosing from various points. For the last five to seven years there has bee no special focus on central part of Bangalore, which we need to prepare for futue challenges. Reason: Bangalore is going to compete with citiesoverseas. For this purpose CM Siddaramaiah constituted the Vision Group.

Unlike other communities like the Vokkaligas and Lingayats, why has the Muslim community not been able to project a single leader pan parties?

Its a very sensitive question. Among other communities, if they have singular leaders, the Muslim community cuts across parties to vote. The reason is for a Lok Sabha poll not more than two Muslims get the ticket and in assembly elections about 20-25 candidates. In the rest of the Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies the Muslims vote for candidates of other communities. Therefore no Muslim leader can say he owns the community.

Having contested two elections for the youth Congress polls, how does it feel to be catapulted into a Lok Sabha election?

Both are tough. In the youth Congress polls, we need to convince the youngsters to become members. Then these members have to become delegates who become the electoral college. Its a tedious process. In the assembly or Lok Sabha elections the voters’ list will be ready and we have a defined boundary. Huge manpower is required and you need to convince the people to vote for you.

source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> Specials / by Naheed Ataulla, TNN / March 17th, 2014