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Ramesh Jigajinagi

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


  • 1 Political career
  • 2 Positions held
  • 3 See also
  • 4 Notes
  • 5 External links
  • 6 References

Political careeredit

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 well1 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 BShankaranand of the Indian National Congress' Ramesh entered the 12th Lok Sabha with a margin of 1,31,238 votes2

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 heldedit

  • 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

See alsoedit

  • Members of Fourteenth Lok Sabha



External linksedit

  • Ramesh Jigajinagi's home page on Lok Sabha's Website


  1. ^ Members' profile fourteenth Loksabha, Parliament of India
  2. ^ Parliament of India's website
  3. ^ http://electionaffairscom/results/constituency-wise_results_indian_elections_2009cfmpc_name=Bijapur&year=2009&ST_NAME=Karnataka

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