17 March 1939 |
Andhra Pradesh, India
|Occupation||Bharatiya Janata Party Ex.President|
|Years active||2000 to present|
|Organization||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Children||3 daughters and a son|
|Parents||Late B. Narsimha|
Bangaru Laxman (born 1939) is an Indian politician from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was President of party from 2000 to 2001 and a minister of state for railways in Government of India from 1999 to 2000. He was sentenced to four years in jail for defense deal corruption case.
Bangaru Laxman was born in a Madiga Dalit family in Andhra Pradesh. He did his BA and LLB in Hyderabad. His wife Susheela Laxman Bangaru was a member of 14th Lok Sabha. She was elected from Jalore constituency in Rajasthan as a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party. He has 1 son and 3 daughters.
Laxman was involved in a major controversy when a private TV network when Tehelka allegedly showed him taking bribes from Mathew Samuel on a hidden camera while he was the president of the BJP. He was convicted by a Special CBI Court on 27 April 2012 for taking bribe under Prevention of Corruption Act and was taken into custody.
Laxman was sentenced to four years in jail on 28 April 2012. 72-year-old Bangaru, who was held guilty in the case, was produced from Tihar Jail before Special CBI Judge Kanwal Jeet Arora. Bangaru was convicted for taking bribe from fake arms dealer to recommend to the defence ministry to award them a contract to supply thermal binoculars to the Army. Soon after the judgment Bangaru Laxman resigned from the party's National Executive. He was granted bail under Justice A.K. Pathak with a bail bond of Rs. 50,000.
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