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    Karnataka cabinet: R Shankar's profile

    By Oneindia Staff Writer

    Name : R Shankar

    Portfolio: Forest, Ecology and Environment Department.

    Party : KPJP

    Age : 53

    Spouse : N/A

    Birth place: N/A

    Father : Ramachandrappa

    Mother : N/A

    Education : 10th Pass from Jyothi High School, Bengaluru

    Profession : Politician

    R Shankar

    R Shankar's political journey:

    • Shankar won from Ranebennur as a candidate of the Karnataka Pragnyavanta Janata Paksha.
    • In 2013, he had contested as an independent and lost to KB Koliwad by a margin of 6788 votes.
    • In 2008, Shankar had contested from Sarvagnanagar constituency from a BJP ticket against KJ George and had secured a meagre 22,880 votes.
    • On June 6, 2018, he was sworn-in as a cabinet minister in Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD (S) government.

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