Dinesh Gundu Rao on Wednesday took over as the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).
He was felicitated by Congress Legislative party leader Siddaramaiah.
Last week, Congress President Rahul Gandhi had appointed Dinesh Gundu Rao as the President of the KPCC.
Dinesh Gundu Rao is a five-time MLA from Gandhinagar constituency in Bengaluru. He succeeded former KPCC president G Parameshwara, who led the party in the state for eight years.