K. Jayaprakash Hegde

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K. Jayaprakash Hegde
Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded by D. V. Sadananda Gowda
Succeeded by Shobha Karandlaje
Constituency Udupi Chikmagalur
Minister for Ports and Fisheries, Karnataka
In office
1994 - 1996
Constituency Brahmavar
In office
Preceded by P. Basavaraj
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Constituency Brahmavar
In office
Preceded by S.J. Shetty
Succeeded by Ananda Kunda Hegde
Constituency Brahmavar
Personal details
Born (1952-10-16) 16 October 1952 (age 65)
Korgi, Kundapura Taluk, Karnataka, Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Residence Bangalore
Website jayaprakashhegde.com

Korgi Jayaprakash Hegde is an Indian politician who has been a Minister in the Government of Karnataka.[1] He was also a Member of India's Parliament representing Udupi Chikmagalur


Born in Korgi, Kundapura taluk, Udupi district, Jayaprakash is a practicing advocate and entered politics very early in his life. He has been elected thrice to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from the Brahmavara constituency and served as Minister holding various portfolios. He is married to Veena Hegde and has two children, a son, Nishanth and a daughter, Divya.[2] In 2009 he contested unsuccessfully from the Udupi Chikmagalur for the Indian general election, 2009 on an Indian National Congress ticket.[3] Hegde has been elected to Lok Sabha from the same constituency following a by election in 2012.[4] In 2014, Shobha Karandlaje, who commenced her political career in Udupi has defeated Congress candidate, Jayaprakash Hegde, by a margin of nearly one lac votes. The Congress on Monday December 14, 2015 expelled Jayaprakash Hegde,from the party for six years. Standing as an independent candidate in the Dakshina Kannada constituency, he was again defeated by Kota Srinivas Poojary and Congress candidate Pratapchandra Shetty who won the MLC election for the two seats from the constituency.


  1. ^ Staff Correspondent (11 March 2004). "Jayaprakash Hegde to contest as an Independent". The Hindu. 
  2. ^ "Affidavit" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Staff Correspondent (14 April 2009). "Assets". The Hindu. 
  4. ^ "Karnataka election results: Congress wins Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat". The Times of India. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 

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