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Karnataka cabinet: R Shankar's profile
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'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.