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Karnataka cabinet: UT Khader’s profile
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
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.
Story first published: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 13:55 [IST]