Name : Nanjayya Mahesh
Portfolio: Primary and Secondary Education.
Party : Bahujan Samaj Party
Age : 60
Birth place: Kollegal
Father : Late Nanjayya
Mother : NA
Education: Post graduate in economics from Bangalore University
Profession: Social worker
N Mahesh's political journey:
- He is a prominent face of BSP in Karnataka for the last 25 years. He is the state president of BSP.
- He won the won Kollegal assembly constituency in his fourth attempt.
- BSP's N. Mahesh was in second place in the 2103 assembly elections. In 2013, S.Jayanna of Congress defeated N. Mahesh by over 10,000 votes. Jayanna polled 47,402 votes, ie 32.36 per cent of vote share and Mahesh secured 37209 votes, 25.40 per cent. N. Chamaraju of JD(S) was polled mere 4392 votes with 3.00 per cent.