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D V Sadananda Gowda

D V Sadananda Gowda


Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda is an active politician and former CM Of Karnataka. He became the 26th Chief Minister of Karnataka following the resignation of B S Yeddyurappa on 4th August 2011. He is currently the Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation in the Government of India. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janta Party and has served as the Karnataka state BJP President. He was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the Bangalore North constituency. He served as Minister of Law and Justice shifted from the Ministry of Railways in the cabinet reshuffle of 5 July 2016.

Personal Life

Full Name D V Sadananda Gowda
Date of Birth 01 Jan 1970 (Age 49)
Place of Birth Mandekolu Village,Sulya taluk, Karnataka
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Politician & Advocate
Father's Name Venkappa Gowda
Mother's Name Kamala
Spouse's Name Datty Sadananda
Spouse's Profession House Wife
No of Sons 2


Permanent address vasuki Nilaya,Railway Station Road,haradi,Padil,puttur,D.K.Dist-574201
Present address 1, Tyagraj Marg,New Delhi - 110 011
Contact number 9448123249
Email sadanandagowda@yahoo.com
Website http://sadanandagowda.com/
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

Participated in "Yakshagana" Folk Art famous in Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka
His hobbies are Chatting with family members and friends
Represented Mysore University in Kho-kho, kabbadi and badminton

Political Timeline

  • 2019
    He contested and won the 2019 Lok Sabha seat from Bangalore North By defeating Krishna Byre Gowda of INC by a margin of over one lakh votes.
  • 2019
    He was subsequently appointed as Minister of chemical and fertilizers.
  • 1999
    In Assembly election he defeated Congress leader N Sudhakar Shetty and elected as MLA from Puttur constituency. He became the Deputy Leader, Opposition of Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2004.
  • 1983
    He served as State Secretary of BJP Yuva Morcha in Karnataka till 1988.
  • 1976
    He joined Jan Sangh and actively participated in various campaigns. He was elected as president of the party's Sulya Assembly segment. Later he became a member of BJP. Soon he became Dakshina Kannada BJP Yuva Morcha President and then Dakshina Kannada BJP Vice-President.
  • 2014
    On 26 May 2014, Sadananda Gowda was sworn in as a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's newly elected government. He was put in charge of the Ministry of Railways.[11] He presented his maiden budget on 8 July 2014.
  • 2013
    After suffering a big loss in the May 2013 elections, BJP elected DV Sadananda Gowda as the opposition leader of legislative council in Karnataka.
  • 2012
    In July 2012, he was asked to resign to make way for Jagadish Shettar when dissident activities in the party peaked
  • 2011
    In August 2011 the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa was forced to quit over corruption charges for mining deals. DVS Gowda was chosen as the Chief Minister by the BJP party and was elected to the Karnataka Legislative Council in December 2011.
  • 2009
    In 2009 he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Udipi Chikmagalur constituency.
  • 2006
    In 2006 he was appointed the president of the Karnataka state BJP. He justified his appointment as Party president when BJP won the Assembly elections for the first time in south India in May 2008.
  • 2005
    In 2005 he was appointed as the Director of Coffee Board by the Government of India.
  • 2004
    In 2004, he defeated Verappa Moily of the Congress to win the Mangalore constituency seat in the 14th Lok Sabha elections. He then served in the Lok Sabha Committee on Science & technology and Environment & forests.
  • 2003
    In 2003, he became the President of Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Parallel to this he served as BJP National Secretary for around one year.
  • 2002
    This time in 2002, he became the Member, Public Undertaking Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • 2001
    During 2001 -2002, he was the member of Committee for Energy, Fuel & Power, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • 1995
    From 1995 to 1996 he became the member of Cell for Preparing Draft Bill on Prohibiting Atrocities on Women, Government of Karnataka.
  • 1994
    From 1994 he was elected as the member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He defeated Vinaya Kumar Sorake of Congress Party.

Early Life

  • Early 70's
    Gowda graduated in Science from the St. Philomena College, Puttur and then went on to obtain his degree in law at Udupi Vaikunta Baliga College of Law. He became active in student politics during this period and was elected as the General Secretary of the Students Union of the Law College. Subsequently, he became the District General Secretary of the ABVP
  • 2019
    He contested and won the 17th Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore North constituency against INC candiadte Krishna Byre Gowda by a margin of over 1,00000 votes.
  • 1976
    In 1976, he started practising law at both Sulya and Puttur. He was a public prosecutor for a brief period in Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district but resigned his job to concentrate on his political career.
  • 1953
    He Born in a village which is very close to Kerala border.
Net Worth6.19 CRORE
Liabilities3.7 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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