Six things Karnataka’s new IT minister wants to change3 min read . Updated: 30 Jun 2016, 03:16 PM IST
Karnataka's IT minister Priyank Kharge says he is looking to utilize as well as increase funding for start-ups among other steps
Bengaluru: Apart from being a seasoned politician, who wears a white khadi kurta-pyjama and a Nehru jacket to office, Karnataka’s new information technology (IT) minister Priyank Kharge is a charged up entrepreneur who has co-founded and exited four start-ups so far. The 37-year-old is the youngest legislator inducted into the cabinet of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah in last week’s major reshuffle. Kharge, the son of senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, is a certified computer professional and his appointment has raised hopes of a much-needed reboot in the way start-ups are governed in India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru. In an interview with Mint, Kharge spoke about six changes he wants to implement immediately. Edited excerpts:
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