|Member of the Indian Parliament
|Born||31 July 1961
Heggavadi, Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Rangaswamy Dhruvanarayana (known as R. Dhruvanarayana) is an Indian politician. He is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Chamarajanagar constituency of Karnataka and is a member of the Indian National Congress.
Rangaswamy Dhruvanarayana was born in Haggavadi village of Chamarajanagara district in Karnataka. He obtained a masters and bachelor's degree in Agriculture from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.
Rangaswamy Dhruvanarayana started his political journey as a student leader. In 1983, he joined the Congress as a Party Worker. In 1984, he held the position of President of Students Union of Agriculture College, Hebbal, Bangalore. In the same year, he was also President of the National Students Union of India, Bangalore City. In 1986, he went on to serve as General Secretary of the Karnataka State Youth Congress.
In 1999, he contested his first Vidhan Sabha elections from Santhermarahalli Constituency, which he lost. In 2004, he contested from the same constituency and won by a margin of a single vote defeating JD(secular) candidate A.R. Krishnamurthy. In 2008, he contested the Vidhan Sabha elections from Kollegal constituency and won by a margin of 11,800 votes. After this, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Chamarajanagara constituency with a margin of 4,020 votes. Once again in 2014, he was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha as Member of Parliament with a margin of 1,41,182 votes.
|Vidhan Sabha Elections, Karnataka||1999||Lost||-|
|Vidhan Sabha Elections, Karnataka||2004||Won||1 vote|
|Vidhan Sabha Elections, Karnataka||2008||Won||11,800 votes|
|15th Lok Sabha Elections||2009||Won||4,020 votes|
|16th Lok Sabha Elections||2014||Won||1,41,182 votes|