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Deve Gowda Wiki | Died | Cabinet | Video | Images | BJP | Film | News

Deve Gowda Wiki | Died | Cabinet | Video | Images | BJP | Film | News

H.D. Deve Gowda, in full Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda, (born May 18, 1933, Haradanahalli, Mysore [now Karnataka], India), Indian politician and legislator who served as chief minister of Karnataka from 1994 to 1996 and as prime minister of India from June 1996 to April 1997. Deve Gowda Wiki

Born into a Vokkaligas family, Deve Gowda was raised in that subcaste’s agricultural tradition. He earned a degree in civil engineering in 1952 from a polytechnic school in Mysore state (which was renamed Karnataka in 1973) and then worked as a contractor and a member of the Indian National Congress from 1953 to 1962, when he abandoned the party and was elected to the Mysore state legislative assembly and a member of the assembly for four consecutive terms, during which he became known as a champion for the disadvantaged. Deve Gowda Wiki

Deve Gowda was imprisoned during the Indian Emergency (1975–77; the period when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi suspended the constitution and ruled by decree). In the 1980s he served as Karnataka’s minister of public works and irrigation, and in 1991 he was elected to the Lok Sabha (the lower chamber of India’s parliament). Over the course of the next several years, he worked to bring greater attention to the plight of agrarian communities. Deve Gowda Wiki

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Full Name Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda
Consistuency Hassan (Karnataka )
Political Party Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S))
DOB 05/25/54
Place of Birth Holenarsipura, Distt. Hassan (Karnataka)
Education Diploma in Civil Engineering Educated at Smt.L.V. Polytechnic, Hassan, Karnataka
Profession before joining politics Agriculturist
Spouse Name Smt. Chennamma
Children No.of Sons:4 ??No.of Daughters:2
Important positions held 1962-89 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly (seven terms) 1972-76 Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly 1983-89 Minister, Public Works and Irrigation, Government of Karnataka 1985-1989 Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly 1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha 1991-94 Member, Committee on Commerce Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Fertilizers Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture 1993-94 President, Janata Dal, Karnataka Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly 1994-96 Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka Jun. 1996 – Apr. 199 Prime 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 1996-98 Member, Rajya Sabha Nov. 1996-Apr. 1997 Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha 1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term) National President, Janata Dal (S) 2002 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha in bye-election (3rd term) 2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term) 5 Aug. 2006-2008 Member, Committee on Railways 2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term) Leader, Janata Dal (Secular) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha 31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Defence


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In 1994 Deve Gowda assumed leadership over the Janata Dal party and became Karnataka’s chief minister. In the parliamentary elections held in 1996, the United Front (a Janata Dal-led 13-party coalition) formed a government at the centre with the support of the Congress (I) Party in order to prevent the Bharatiya Janata Party from coming to power. Deve Gowda was sworn in as the new prime minister. Deve Gowda Wiki

His tenure, however, was short-lived. In April 1997 the Congress (I) Party withdrew its support for the coalition. The reason given was that, although Deve Gowda’s minority United Front government was dependent upon the Congress, the prime minister did not consult the party regarding important matters. On April 11, 1997, Gowda lost a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha by a wide margin; Inder Kumar Gujral, then minister for external affairs, was chosen as the coalition leader. Deve Gowda Wiki

Deve Gowda was later elected to the Rajya Sabha (Council of States; 1996–98) and was reelected to the Lok Sabha for multiple terms. Deve Gowda Wiki

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