He comes from a non-political family in Karnataka and talks of humanity rather than the politics’s politician, call him, then the voice of former Prime Minister of the country Indira Gandhi, which explains the meaning of democracy, of the country. He has been working day-to-day for the last one year to alleviate the problems of Corona Patients and is upset that some people have also made Corona an ‘event’ for their benefit. We are talking about the President of the Indian Youth Congress Srinivas BV (Srinivas BV), who has become the messiah of thousands of people in this hour of crisis with his style of working and the determination to carry out every responsibility with full dedication. Born in a middle-class family of Balija community (OBC) in Bhadravati in Shimoga district of Karnataka, Srinivas had no connection with politics. No one in his family has ever lived in politics. It will be interesting to know here that he was fond of cricket and he was also a part of Karnataka Under-16 team. Srinivas could not complete his graduation due to busyness in cricket. While playing cricket, a private company signed a contract with him and he served as a senior officer in that company for some time. After not achieving the expected success in cricket, he turned to politics. His political journey started as an NSUI member while studying at the National College, Basavanagudi, and on the basis of his outspoken views and clear political thinking, he was first at the block level, then at the district level, then at the state level and then at the national level. The youth went on to become a strong face of the Congress. After being recognized as a militant activist at the grassroots level, 40-year-old Srinivas first became Secretary of the Youth Congress in 2014 and then a few years later as General Secretary. In the year 2018, Srinivas appointed the then Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Keshav Chand Yadav, who hails from Deoria in Uttar Pradesh, as the President of the Youth Congress and Srinivas as the Vice President. After the defeat of the Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Keshav Chand Yadav resigned as the President of the Youth Congress, after which Srinivas was given the responsibility of the Interim President of the organization. In the year 2020, he was made the full-time chairman. Taking charge of the Youth Congress’s major responsibility, Srinivas organized a sit-in demonstration and march against the central government on a range of issues. Under his leadership, the Youth Congress organized several programs against the government over the revised citizenship law and all three agricultural laws. He came to the eye of the party leadership and the media when, after the nationwide lockdown in 2020, he along with his colleagues helped the migrant laborers and other needy people in a big way. After the second wave of Corona virus this year, Srinivas became the Messiah for many needy people. According to Youth Congress officials, at the national level under the leadership of Srinivas, about 1000 workers are helping people these days. From managing plasma and oxygen for Corona patients to hospitalizing people and arranging food for the needy, the Youth Congress is doing all these work under their leadership these days. The result of his efforts is that Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former President Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi have praised Srinivas’ work in many meetings of the party. On Twitter, Srinivas, who is quick to act on the help of people, is also getting a lot of praise in social media. Srinivas believes that by taking strict action against people who use Corona as an ‘opportunity’ as their advantage, the situation can also improve.
He said that in the national executive meeting held in the presence of party leader Rahul Gandhi on March 7, when the party’s roadmap for the next six months was prepared, the help of the countrymen in the struggle against Kovid was put in the first place. Srinivas is in awe of the fact that he does not have enough resources to take any concrete steps to help the countrymen on a large scale. He says, “We are not in government, so we cannot do too much by wishing.”