H. T. Sangliana
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|Dr. H.T. Sangliana|
1 June 1942 |
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|As of 6 April, 2009
Dr. H. T. Sangliana (born 1 June 1942) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Bangalore North constituency of Karnataka from the BJP, but lost the election for 15th Lok Sabha from the same seat but as a member of the Indian National Congress political party.
He is a native of the Indian state of Mizoram. He is a decorated police officer, who joined the elite Indian Police Service and was allotted the Karnataka cadre. He held the post Commissioner of Police of Bangalore city. During his service as a police officer, he had an impressive record. After retiring, he ran for the old Bangalore North Lok Sabha constituency for the BJP. He was expelled from BJP for voting in favour of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government in the confidence motion in Lok Sabha on July 22, 2008, and then joined the INC. He was contesting the new Bangalore Central constituency for the INC in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. Dr.Sangliana was defeated by BJP candidate Mr.P.C.Mohan by 59,665 votes.
HT Sangliana is one among the 160 international delegates to join US president-elect Barack Obama at his breakfast table on February 5, 2008. Three films have been made about Sangliana. He was portrayed as a super-cop in the Kannada movie "S.P.Sangliana" (1988) starring Shankar Nag and Ambareesh.
Later, he did a memorable stint as the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) in Bangalore. He hit the limelight for eliminating the menace of illegal parking and all the major traffic problems of a crowded city ruthlessly, without bowing to the demands of interfering politicians.
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- Dibin Samuel "'Interview: Sangliana on faith and persecution of Christians", Christian Today, 12 April 2010, accessed 12 July 2011.
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