D V Sadananda Gowda

D V Sadananda Gowda


Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda (born 18 March 1953 to

Venkappa Gowda and Kamala of Mandekolu village ) was the 20th Chief

Minister of Karnataka and was the Minister of Statistics and

Programme Implementation in the Government of India. He represents BJP.

He previously served as Minister of Law and Justice shifted from the

Ministry of Railways in the cabinet reshuffle of 5 July 2016. He is a

member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

Born In: 18-03-1953

Total votes polled – 15,59,459 votes
Winner : Sadananda Gowda (BJP) – 8,24,500 votes
Loser : Krishna Byre Gowda (CONG) – 6,76,982 votes
Margin – 1,47,518 votes

D V Sadananda Gowda


Degree in Law

Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, Udupi


Science from St. Philomena College, Puttur

Political Career

1994-2004 Member-Karnataka Legislative Assembly (2 terms)
1995-1996 Member-Cell for preparing Draft Bill on prohibiting atrocities on Women, Government of Karnataka.
1999-2004 Deputy Leader-Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
2001-2002 Member, Committee for Energy, Fuel & Power, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
2002-2003 Member-Public Undertaking committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
2003-2004 President, Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
08.05.2004-may 2005 and May 2996-Aug.2008 Member-Standing committee on Commerce National
Secretary, BJP
18.01.2006 Member-Sub-committee of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing committee on Commerce for Special Economic Zones.
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
09.06.2009 Member-House Committee
31.08.2009 Member-Standing committee on Science and Technology, Environment & Forests
04.08.2011 – 12.07.2012 Chief Minister, Karnataka
29.12.2011 Resigned from 15th Lok Sabha
22.12.2012 – 23.05.2014 Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Council
17.05.2013 – 23.05.2014 Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Council
May 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
27.05.2014 – 09.11.2014 Union Cabinet Minister, Railways
09.11.2014-05.07.2016 Union Cabinet Minister, Law & Justice
05.07.2016 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Total assets

Assets ( Including that of wife ): Rs 338 Crore
Liabilities ( Including that of wife ): Rs Crore

More details

Manifesto for Bengaluru North

Other Nominees

Krishna Byregowda

Krishna Byre Gowda