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Karnataka cabinet: Zameer Ahmed Khan’s profile

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Name : B. Z. Zameer Ahmed Khan

Portfolio: Food, Civil Supplies, Minority and Wakf Department.

Party : Congress

Age : 52

Spouse : N/A

Birth place: N/A

Father : N/A

Mother : N/A

Education : SSLC discontinued from Siddhartha High School,Kunigal,Tumkur District

Profession : Politician/ Businessman

Zameer Ahmed Khan

Zameer Ahmed's political journey:

  • Zameer Ahmed Khan is four times MLA from Chamrajpet Constituency.
  • Khan was the former Minister for the Haj and Wakf Board in the JDS-BJP coalition government under H D Kumaraswamy's chief ministership.
  • When SM Krishna vacated Chamarajpet seat to take up the governor's post, JD(S) fielded Zameer Ahmed who went on to beat Krishna's lieutenant R. V. Devraj.
  • In 2016, Khan was one of 7 JD(S) MLAs suspended for cross voting for candidates of different parties in the 2016 Rajya Sabha election.
  • On 25th of March 2018, Zameer Ahmed Khan along with 6 other MLA's of the JD(S) party officially joined Indian National Congress.
  • On June 6, 2018, he was sworn-in as a cabinet minister in Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD (S) government.

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