H.D. Devegowda

H.D. Devegowda

Introduction :

H.D. Devegowda is 87 years old Loksabha MP, elected from of state as a member of Party. H.D. Devegowda was born to Late Shri Dodde Gowda & Smt. Devamma and is married to Smt. Chennamma. He/She has 4 son(s) 2 daughter(s)

Background information of H.D. Devegowda:

Born to a farmer in 1933, Deve Gowda was a part of the freedom movement. His official government profile too mentions this. According to media profiles, he joined the Congress as a member in 1953 and stayed on till 1962 when he quit and contested the state assembly election, and won, as an Independent.

More information
Participated in the freedom struggle as a student leader
Member, Indian National Congress, 1952-62
imprisoned under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during Emergency 1976
Member, (i) Taluk Development Board
and (ii) Co-operative Societies
Party Name
Assets ( In Rupees)More than 1 Crore(s)
Permanent Address743, "Amogh" 2nd Main Road ,9th Cross, Padmanabha Nagar,Bangalore - 560 070, Karnataka
Delhi Address5, Safdarjung Lane,New Delhi - 110 011
Email address
1962-89Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly (seven terms)
1972-76Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1983-89Minister, Public Works and Irrigation, Government of Karnataka
1985-1989Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1991Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1991-94Member, Committee on Commerce ;Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Fertilizers
;Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
1993-94President, Janata Dal, Karnataka;Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1994-96Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka
Jun. 1996 - Apr. 1997Prime Minister of India and also incharge of Ministries/Departments of Petroleum and Chemicals, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy, Home Affairs, Agriculture, Food Processing Industries, Urban Affairs and Employment and Non-Conventional Energy Sources
1996-98Member, Rajya Sabha
Nov. 1996-Apr. 1997Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term);National President, Janata Dal (S)
2002Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha in bye-election (3rd term)
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
5 Aug. 2006-2008Member, Committee on Railways
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term);Leader, Janata Dal (Secular) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
31 Aug. 2009Member, Committee on Defence
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