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Ramesh Jigajinagi

Ramesh Jigajinagi


An Indian politician and Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ramesh Jigajinagi is also a member of the Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Lok Sabha having won five consecutive elections since 1998. He was a former police officer and also a musician enlists his Lok Sabha profile. He is also an ardent advocate for Dalit rights. He was the sitting MP of Chikkodi constituency for three terms and presently serving his second term a the MP of Bijapur constituency. He was affiliated with Janata Dal until the demise of his mentor Ramakrishna Hegde. He later aligned his interests with BJP. Prior to his unthwarted victory in Lok Sabha elections, he served as the MLA of Ballolli for three terms.

Personal Life

Full Name Ramesh Jigajinagi
Date of Birth 28 Jun 1952 (Age 67)
Place of Birth Atharga, Bijapur, Karnataka
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate
Profession Agriculturist Musician, Trader, Industrialist
Father's Name Shri Chandappa
Mother's Name Smt. Bouramma
Spouse's Name Smt. Shoba
Spouse's Profession Housewife
No of Sons 2


Permanent address Bhutanala Farm House,Arkere Road,Vijapura Taluk,Vijapura District.
Present address 3, Canning Lane, New Delhi - 110 001
Contact number 9449031477
Email bijapur.mp@gmail.com
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

Ramesh Jigajinagi was an agriculturist before he ventured into politics. He also owns a winery called Hampi Heritage.

Political Timeline

  • 2014
    Re-elected to serve as the MP of Bijapur constituency where he defeated Prakash Rathod of INC by a margin of 69819 votes.
  • 2009
    Re-elected to serve his fourth term in Lok Sabha from Bijapur constituency by defeating Prakash Rathod of INC.
  • 2004
    Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha elections from Chikkodi as a BJP candidate. He defeated Ghatage of INC by a margin of 43492 votes.
  • 1999
    Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha from Chikkodi as a JDU candidate. He defeated Kanagali Pradeepkumar of INC by a margin of 84590 votes.
  • 1998
    He was elected to serve his first term in the Lok Sabha elections from Chikkodi Constituency where he defeated B. Shankarananad of INC with a margin of 131238 votes. He ran with a JDU ticket.
  • 1994
    Re-elected for a third term by defeating INC's Charan Phoolsing Narayan by securing 29018 votes in Ballolli constituency.
  • 1989
    He suffered his first loss in the assembly elections.
  • 1985
    Re-elected for a second term from Ballolli constituency where he defeated his INC rival Kanadaguli Dayanand Yallappa with a 58.72% vote share.
  • 1983
    He won his first assembly election as a JND candidate from Ballolli constituency by defeating Arakeri Siddharth Sangappa with a 50.26% votes share.
Net Worth8.41 CRORE
Liabilities53.05 LAKHS

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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