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Anant Kumar Hegde is the incumbent Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Member of Parliament for Uttara Kannada constituency. He has won this constituency five terms since he first contested in 1996 Lok Sabha elections. He only lost once to Alva Margaret of INC in 1999 elections. Since then he has held a steady grip on Uttar Kannada constituency. He is notorious for propagating anti-Islamic sentiments amongst his constituents. Hegde is a Hindu nationalist and member of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He graduated from MM Arts & Science College in Sirsi. During college days he was a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and later an ABVP activist.
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Date of Birth
20 May 1968 (Age 51)
Place of Birth
Sirsi, Distt. Uttara Kannada (Karnataka)
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No 17,KHB Colony Srisi 581402
13, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110 001
In January 2017, he was caught on camera assaulting a doctor for the alleged mistreatment of his mother at a hospital.
He will be contesting 17th Lok Sabha elections from Uttara Kannada.
He went on to serve his fifth term in the 16th Lok Sabha elections where defeated INC's Prashant Deshpande by securing 546936 votes.
He was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha elections where he once again thwarted Alva Margaret's bid to the Uttar Kannada seat.
Undeterred by his previous loss, he ran a successful campaign in the 14th Lok Sabha elections and defeated his rival Alva Margaret by a margin of 172226 votes.
He contested and lost the 13th Lok Sabha elections against Alva Margaret of INC.
He was re-elected in the 12th Lok Sabha elections where he defeated Alva Margaret of INC by a margin of 87047 votes.
He was elected to 11th Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Kannada constituency where he defeated Pramod Hegde by a margin of 55896 votes.
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