H. D. Deve Gowda

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Candidate Name Party Status Votes Secured
Hassan Karnataka Lok Sabha Election 2019 H. D. Deve Gowda
Constituency : Hassan (Karnataka)
Party Name : Janata Dal (Secular)
Father's Name :  Late Shri Dodde Gowda
Mother's Name : Smt. Devamma
Date of Birth : 18 May 1933
Place of Birth : Holenarsipura, Distt. Hassan (Karnataka)
Marital Status : Married
Date of Marriage : 25 May 1954
Spouse's Name : Smt. Chennamma
No.of sONs : 4
No.of Daughters : 2
Educational Qualifications :
Diploma in Civil Engineering 
Educated at Smt.L.V. Polytechnic, Hassan, Karnataka
Profession :
Engineer, Farmer, Social Worker

Positions Held

1962-89 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly (seven terms)
Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1983-89 Minister, Public Works and Irrigation, Government of Karnataka
1985-1989 Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
Member, Standing Committee on Commerce
Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Fertilizers
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
President, Janata Dal, Karnataka
Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka
Jun. 1996 - Apr. 1997 Prime Minister of India and also incharge of Ministries/Departments of Petroleum and Chemicals, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy, Home Affairs, Agriculture, Food Processing Industries, Urban Affairs and Employment and Non-Conventional Energy Sources
Member, Rajya Sabha
Nov. 1996-Apr. 1997
Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
National President, Janata Dal (S)
Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha in bye-election (3rd term)
Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
5 Aug. 2006-2008
Member, Standing Committee on Railways
Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Leader, Janata Dal (Secular) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
31 Aug. 2009
Member, Standing Committee on Defence
May, 2014
Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1 Sep. 2014 onwards
Member, Standing Committee on Defence
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

Special Interests

Agriculture and Horticulture

Favourite Pastime and Recreation


Countries Visited

Widely travelled; as Minister, Chief Minister, Prime Minister and as a Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegations, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, London

Other Information

Participated in the freedom struggle as a student leader; Member, Indian National Congress, 1952- 62; imprisoned under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during Emergency 1976;         Member, (i) Taluk Development Board; and (ii) Co-operative Societies





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