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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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