As a 7-time MLA and having been a cabinet minister several times, I have established a robust way of representing the people of Karnataka and my constituency by engaging with the people and understanding their needs.
As an MLA and a minister, I have always looked at myself as a functionary of the state machinery and the administration. I am a firm believer of grassroot leadership and my engagement begins with the most basic micromanagement within my constituency and whichever department is further bestowed upon me.
Having been groomed with a very simple upbringing, as a student of a neighbourhood government school and amongst the people of Shivajinagar and Bengaluru, I was aware of ground-realities very early in life. As a son of the soil, I started engaging in public life at the age of 13, starting as a volunteer in Bowring Hospital, which I have now revamped.
I got elected as an MLA and sent to Vidhan Soudha for the first time in the year 1985 and I have had unequivocal support from the people of Bengaluru ever since. I have served as an MLA of Shivajinagar for a record 5-times and as an MLA of Jayamahal for a record 2 times, rendering me as the only MLA of the constituency (Jayamahal) that once existed.
As a Minister
I have handled several large departments in capacity of a Cabinet Rank Minister in the State of Karnataka. The ministerial berths bestowed upon me in the past have been numerous, I have been the Home Minister, Bangalore City Development Minister, Urban Development Minister, Infratructure Minister, Hajj and Wakf Minister, Small Scale Industries Minister, Tourism Minister etc.
A graduate of Commerce, I was the General Secretary, All India National Students Union, and served as a student leader during my college days. I have also served in several Youth Organisations and Educational Institutions like the International Youth Festivals held between 1978 and 1985 at Havana, Belgrade and Moscow, respectively.
Roshan Baig was born on 15th July 1953. A graduate of Commerce, he was General Secretary, All India National Students Union, and served as a student leader during his college days. He has also served in several Youth Organisations and Educational Institutions like the International Youth Festivals held between 1978 and 1985 at Havana, Belgrade and Moscow, respectively.
Mr. Baig was elected to the eighth and 10th Assembly and has served as the Home Minister, Minister for Bangalore City Development, Minister for Urban Development, Minister for Hajj and Wakfs. He was re-elected to the 11th Legislative Assembly from Jayamahal Constituency and appointed as the Minister for Tourism and Hajj in Council of Ministers headed by Shri S.M. Krishna.
Recently, Mr. Baig’s constituency voters have reelected him to the 15th Legislative Assembly for the third consecutive time since returning to Shivajinagar since his return from Jayamahal Assembly after observing his performance during his tenure in 13th and 14th Legislative Assembly, in which he served as a cabinet minister, thereby giving him an opportunity to serve his faithful constituency again.