R. Dhruvanarayana

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R. Dhruvanarayana
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Chamarajanagar
Assumed office
Personal details
Born31 July 1961
Heggavadi, Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka
Political partyIndian 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.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.

Political career[edit]

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.

Election Year Result Margin
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