D V Sadananda Gowda replaces BSY

via HK published on August 3, 2011

Following the resignation of B S Yediyurrappa, Shri D V Sadananda Gowda has been elected as next Karnataka Chief Minister today.

Sadananda Gowda was born in 1953 to Venkappa Gowda and Kamala of Mandekolu Village in Sullia Taluk.

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 [Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad|ABVP]], the student’s wing of the BJP.

In 1976, he started practicing law at both Sullia 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.

Positions held

  • 1994-2004 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly (two terms)
  • 1995-1996 Member, Cell for preparing Draft Bill on Prohibiting atrocities on Women, Government of Karnataka
  • 2001-2002 Member, Committee for Energy, Fuel & Power, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • 2002-2003 Member, Public Undertaking Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • 2003-2004 President, Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • 1999-2004 Deputy Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • Member, Committee on Commerce
  • National Secretary, BJP
  • 1983-1988 State Secretary, BJP Yuva Morcha, Karnataka
  • 2004-2006 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
  • 2006-Present State President, BJP, Karnataka
  • 5 August 2006-onwards Member, Committee on Commerece
  • 18 January 2006-onwards Member, Sub-committee of the Department Related Parliamentary
  • Standing Committee on Commerce for Special Economic Zones
  • 5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Commerce
  • 2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
  • Elected as 20th Chief minister of Karnataka.

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