G. M. Siddeshwara

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G. M. Siddeshwara
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Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
In office
9 November 2014 – 12 July 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Pon Radhakrishnan
Succeeded by Babul Supriyo
Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation
In office
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Preceded by K. C. Venugopal
Succeeded by Mahesh Sharma
Member of Parliament(Davangere)
Assumed office
Preceded by G. Mallikarjunappa
Personal details
Born (1952-07-05) 5 July 1952 (age 64)
Chitradurga, Karnataka
Political party BJP
Spouse(s) G. S. Gayathri
Children one son one daughter
Residence GEM House, Bheemasamudra, Chitradurga (dist)
Website Official Website
As of 14 February, 2009
Source: Member of 14th Lok Saba- Parliament of India

Gowdara Mallikarjunappa Siddeshwara (born 1952), popularly known as G. M. Siddeshwara, is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha, representing Davangere constituency of Karnataka. He represented the Davangere Constituency in 14th and 15th Lok Sabha . He was the Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and prior to that, Minister of State for Civil Aviation of India[1] till he was dropped from the Ministry in the reshuffle of July 2016.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Siddeshwara was born on 5 July 1952.[3] His father Late Shri G. Mallikarjunappa was also a Member of Parliament for two terms: 1996-1998 and 1999-2003. Shri G. Mallikarjunappa was affiliated to the RSS before joining the BJP electoral politics.

Political career[edit]

Being an active member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he served as the Vice-President of the Karnataka State (2009-2010) and the National Parliamentary Party Treasurer of the Bharatiya Janata Party from 2004-2014.[4][5] Hitherto, he served as the Secretary of Karnataka state BJP; Member of Parliamentary Consultative Committee for Ministry of Human Resource Development and Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance (2004 to 2009), Member of Parliamentary Committee on Water Resources (2009-2010); Member of Parliamentary Committee on Finance; and Member of Parliamentary Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (March 2010 - May 2014).[4][5] He was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Davangere for the third time successively with a margin of 17, 607 votes defeating his Congress rival.[6][3]

He served as Minister of State for Civil Aviation from 26 May 2014 to 9 November 2015 and Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises from 9 November 2014 to 12 July 2016.[6][3]


  1. ^ Profile - NDTV
  2. ^ "Minister No 6 To Be Sacked By PM Narendra Modi Bought Time - Till Today". NDTV. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Why Najma Heptulla, G M Siddeswara were forced to quit Modi Cabinet", Business Standard, 13 July 2016 
  4. ^ a b "Fifteenth Lok Sabha — Members Bioprofile — Siddeshwara,Shri Gowdar Mallikarjunappa". Lok Sabha Secretariat. Retrieved 12 April 2012. Father's Name: Late Shri G. Mallikarjunappa, M.P. 
  5. ^ a b "Detailed Profile: Shri Gowdar Mallikarjunappa Siddeshwara". india.gov.in. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. Elected to 14th Lok Sabha Member; Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term) 
  6. ^ a b "Najma Heptulla, G M Siddeshwara resign from Modi Cabinet", India Today, 12 July 2016 

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