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Karnataka cabinet: UT Khader’s profile

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Name : U. T. Khader

Portfolio: City Corporations excluding Bengaluru, Housing

Party : Congress

Age : 49

Spouse : NA

Birth place: Mangalore

Father : Haji U T Fareed

Mother : Naseema

Education: Graduate

Profession: Politician/Advocate

UT Khader

U T Khader's political journey:

  • UT Khader comes from a renowned Muslim family well known for their generosity.
  • Khader is a member of Indian National Congress and has represented the Ullal constituency( now renamed as Mangalore Constituency) of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.
  • Khader entered the Assembly for the first time by winning the 2007 by-election held following the death of his father, who had won elections in 1972, 1978, 1999 and 2004.
  • He was the minister for health and family welfare of the Karnataka State from 20 May 2013 to 20 June 2016.
  • In Karnataka 2018 state election ,Khader was the only congress MLA to win the election in Dakshina kannada and Udupi district. He defeated santosh of BJP with a margin of 19739 votes .
  • He was sworn in on June 6, 2018.

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