J. Krishna Palemar

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J. Krishna Palemar is a former member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Mangalore City North(earstwhile Surathkal) and a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party, who had served as Minister of Environment and Ports in the B. S. Yeddyurappa government and as Minister for Ports, Science and Technology in the D. V. Sadananda Gowda Government. By profession, he is a realtor, builder, businessman and an educationist.

He resigned as a Minister on February 8, 2012 during the Video clip controversy, when he was caught on camera viewing a pornographic video clip on a mobile device.[1][2]

The Legislature Committee has given him a clean chit in Video clip controversy.

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

He was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly in the following years.

  • 2004
  • 2008

Positions held[edit]

  • Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Inland Water Transport; Small Savings and Lotteries[3]
  • Minister for Ports, Science and Technology
  • District-in-charge Minister for Dakshina Kannada and Madikeri


  1. ^ "Doublespeak on women and morality". BANGALORE: The Hindu. Feb 9, 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Opposition lashes out at BJP". BANGALORE: IBM. Feb 9, 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "D A I J I W O R L D". www.daijiworld.com. Retrieved 2016-11-26.