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Karnataka cabinet: CS Puttaraju’s profile

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Name : CS Puttaraju

Portfolio: Minor Irrigation

Party : JD(S)

Age : 54

Spouse : N/A

Birth place: Chinakurali, Distt. Mandya, Karnataka

Father : Sannatammegouda

Mother : Ankamma

Education: M.A. (Sociology)

Profession: Business

CS Puttaraju

CS Puttaraju's political journey:

  • JD(S) nominee CS Puttaraju was former MLA from Melukote, elected in 2008. His campaign saw him visiting temples and offering prayers. In his rallies, he targeted CM Siddaramaiah on water issues and branded him as "anti-farmer".
  • In the 2014 General Election, he defeated incumbent Indian National Congress candidate, film actress, Ramya by taking 5,24,370 votes and became a member of the 16th Lok Sabha representing Mandya in Karnataka. He was a two time MLA from Pandavapura constituency.
  • He was sworn in on June 6, 2018.

Positions Held:

  • 1992 - 1999 Karnataka State Youth General Secretary, Janata Dal (Secular)
  • 1995 - 2000 Member, Zila Panchayat, Mandya
  • 1995 - 2000 Member, Standing Committee on Social Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka
  • 2000 - 2010 Mandya District President, Janata Dal (Secular)
  • 2004 - 2013 Member, State Legislative Assembly, Karnataka (Two Terms)
  • 2006 - 2008 Senate Member, Karnataka Open University, Mysore, Karnataka
  • 2009 - 2013 Syndicate Member, Mysore University, Mysore
  • May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
  • 1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
  • 05 March 2015 onwards Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • 24 Sep. 2015 onwards Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament

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