S. A. Ravindranath

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S. A. Ravindranath (born 26 November 1946) is an Indian politician. Born in Shiramagondanahalli village of Davangere District, he represents the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Davangere North Constituency in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He is a senior Cabinet minister in the BJP government of Karnataka.

Career[edit]

A longtime member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he has been elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly for four consecutive terms since 1994. He was elected as MLA from Mayakonda constituency for three consecutive terms and is currently representing the Davanagere North constituency. He won the May 2008 Karnataka state elections with the highest margin of over 53,000 votes against his nearest rival. Earlier, he was the Minister for Sugar and Rural water supply in the BJP-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government headed by H.D.Kumaraswamy. Following the historic victory of the BJP in Karnataka, He was sworn-in as a Cabinet minister in the Yeddyurappa government on 30 May 2008 and was entrusted with the Agriculture portfolio. Currently, he is serving as the Minister for Horticulture in the D.V. Sadananda Gowda government. He is also the minister in charge for Davanagere district. He is credited with bringing the BJP to power in the Davanagere City Corporation for the first time in 2007 with an overwhelming majority. However, the actual credit should go to Congress Leader Shamanur Mallikarjun whose papers were rejected at the last moment.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 42 - Chincholi Constituency of Karnataka[permanent dead link]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 2008-07-03.
  2. ^ "First-ever BJP ministry takes oath in Karnataka", India Post, 2 June 2008. Retrieved on 2008-07-03. Archived 4 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine