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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.
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D V Sadananda Gowda
Date of Birth
01 Jan 1970 (Age 49)
Place of Birth
Mandekolu Village,Sulya taluk, Karnataka
Bharatiya Janta Party
Politician & Advocate
No of Sons
vasuki Nilaya,Railway Station Road,haradi,Padil,puttur,D.K.Dist-574201
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
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.
He was subsequently appointed as Minister of chemical and fertilizers.
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.
He served as State Secretary of BJP Yuva Morcha in Karnataka till 1988.
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.
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. He presented his maiden budget on 8 July 2014.
After suffering a big loss in the May 2013 elections, BJP elected DV Sadananda Gowda as the opposition leader of legislative council in Karnataka.
In July 2012, he was asked to resign to make way for Jagadish Shettar when dissident activities in the party peaked
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.
In 2009 he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Udipi Chikmagalur constituency.
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.
In 2005 he was appointed as the Director of Coffee Board by the Government of India.
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.
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.
This time in 2002, he became the Member, Public Undertaking Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
During 2001 -2002, he was the member of Committee for Energy, Fuel & Power, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
From 1995 to 1996 he became the member of Cell for Preparing Draft Bill on Prohibiting Atrocities on Women, Government of Karnataka.
From 1994 he was elected as the member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He defeated Vinaya Kumar Sorake of Congress Party.
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
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.
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.
He Born in a village which is very close to Kerala border.
Net Worth₹6.19 CRORE
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