Ramesh Jigajinagi

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Ramesh Jigajinagi
Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation
Assumed office
5 July 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Member of the Parliament of India (Lok Sabha)
for Bijapur
Assumed office
Preceded by Basangouda Patil Yatnal
Member of the Parliament of India (Lok Sabha)
for Chikkodi
In office
Preceded by Ratnamala Dhareshwar Savanoor
Succeeded by Prakash Babanna Hukkeri
Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
for Ballolli
In office
1983-1989, 1994-1999
Personal details
Born (1952-06-28) 28 June 1952 (age 64)
Bijapur, Bombay State
(now in Karnataka), India
Political party BJP
Spouse(s) Shobha
Children 2 sons
Residence Bijapur, Karnataka, Karnataka
Religion Hinduism
As of 23 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Ramesh Jigajinagi (born 28 June 1952) is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India.He was inducted into PM,Narendra Modi's government as a Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation on July 5th 2016. He represents the Bijapur constituency of Karnataka and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Political career[edit]

Ramesh Jigajinagi was born on 28 June 1952 in Atharga village of Bijapur District in Karnataka to Chandappa and Bhoramma Jigajinagi. He is married to Shoba and has two sons. He completed his graduation from BLDEA's New Arts College, Bijapur in the faculty of Arts and later earned his master's degree as well.[1] Ramesh hails from a scheduled class community and has been able to retain support in the areas of northern Karnataka, even after switching alliances and parties. His electoral victory is significant, contesting and winning his seat against B.Shankaranand of the Indian National Congress'. Ramesh entered the 12th Lok Sabha with a margin of 1,31,238 votes[2]

Initially, he joined the undivided Janata Dal under the mentorship of Ramakrishna Hegde. He remained in the Janta Dal and was a staunch supporter of Ramakrishna Hegde. When Ramakrishna Hegde floated the Rashtreeya Nava Nirmana Vedike, Ramesh Jigajinagi was among the earliest sitting MLAs to support him and join the new party by resigning his ministership. Later, he joined Lok Shakti,a party formed by Ramakrishna Hegde and rejoined Janata Dal United after the merger of Lok Shakti with the former. After the death of his mentor, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Positions held[edit]

  • Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly 1983- 1985, 1985-1989, 1994-1999 (3 terms)
  • Minister of State, Home Department in the Government of Karnataka 1983
  • Minister of State, Excise Department in the Government of Karnataka 1984-1985
  • Cabinet Minister for Social Welfare and Revenue in the Government of Karnataka 1996-1998
  • Member of the 12th Loksabha 1998-1999 (Winning Margin=131238)
  • Member of the 13th Loksabha 1999-2004 (Winning Margin=84590)
  • Member of the 14th Loksabha 2004-2009 (Winning Margin=43492)
  • Member of the 15th Loksabha 2009-2014 (Winning Margin=42404)
  • Member of the 16th Loksabha 2014- (Winning Margin=69819)
  • He has served as the member in the following committees
  • Parliamentary Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
  • Parliamentary Committee on Absence of Members from the sittings of the House
  • Parliamentary Committee on Commerce
  • Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs and its Sub-Committee on Personnel Policy of Central Para-Military Forces
  • Union Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation 2016

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