Mini Biography :
Moodbidri Veerappa Moily (born January 12, 1940) is the current Cabinet Minister for Law, Justice and Company Affairs in the Government of India. Moily was elected as MP of the Chickballapur district by a wide margin in 2009.He currently serves as the Honorable All India Congress Committee General Secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh. He is one of the senior members of the Congress Party and is a close adviser for Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi. Moily is a former Chief Minister of the Indian state of Karnataka (19 Nov 1992 – 11 Dec 1994). He was elected to Karnataka state legislative assembly from Karkala constituency of Udupi district. He was first ethnic Tuluva Chief Minister of Karnataka state.
Veerappa Moily was born in Marpadi Village, Moodibidri, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka. He did his BA and BL from University Law College, Bangalore.
Till the 2009 general elections Moily worked as chairman of the Overseeing Committee appointed for Implementation of Reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBC) by the Government of India. He is also appointed as the Chairman of Second Administrative Reform Commission of India. This commission has presented eight reports to date. He was also the President of the Media Wing of the Congress and Head Spokesperson of the party for many years. However, in May 2009, just before the general elections, when he tried to publicly discount the importance being given to major Opposition leaders Nitish Kumar and L.K.Advani whom Moily’s own party was actually trying to woo, he was relinquished from both posts and Janardan Dwivedi took charge. After winning the Lok Sabha election, he was inducted as a cabinet level post in the Council of Ministers under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the Union Minister for Law and Justice.
* 2009 – present: Cabinet Minister of Law and Justice, Govt. of India