D.V Sadananda Gowda
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Chief Minister, MLA, MP, Bangalore North, Karnataka, BJP
D.V Sadananda Gowda is the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers. He was born on 18-March-1953 to Venkappa Gowda and Kamala in Mandekolu village of Sulya taluk in Karnataka. He graduated in Science from Saint Philomena College, Puttur, and completed his degree in law at Udupi’s Vaikunta Baliga College of Law.
He became active in student politics during his college days and was elected as the General Secretary of the Students Union of the Law College. Subsequently, he became the District General Secretary of the ABVP in 1970.
In 1976, he started practicing law and worked as a public prosecutor for a brief period in Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district but resigned from his job to concentrate on his political career.
He joined Jan Sangh and actively participated in various campaigns. He was elected as President of the party’s Sulya Assembly segment. Later he became a Member of BJP. Soon he became Dakshina Kannada BJP Yuva Morcha President and then Dakshina Kannada BJP Vice-President.
From 1983-1988, he served as State Secretary of BJP Yuva Morcha in Karnataka. From 1989–1990, he was a Member of the State PLD Bank Staff Selection Committee. He worked as Vice-President of SCDCC Bank in Mangalore.
He was the Director, SKACM Society, Mangalore, and also Director of CAMPCO, Mangalore from 1991–1994. Sadananda Gowda served as President of Mandekolu S.C.Society.
In 1994, he was elected as a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly by defeating Vinaya Kumar Sorake of the Congress Party. From 1995 to 1996 he became the Member of Cell for Preparing Draft Bill on Prohibiting Atrocities on Women, Government of Karnataka. In 1999, he elected as MLA from the Puttur constituency.
He became the Deputy Leader, Opposition of Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2004. He was the Member of the Committee for Energy, Fuel & Power, Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 2001-2002.
In 2002, he became the Member, Public Undertaking Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly. In 2003, He became the President of the Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly.
He served as BJP National Secretary for around one year. In 2004, He elected as MP to the 14th Lok Sabha from Mangalore constituency. He then served in the Lok Sabha Committee on Science & Technology and Environment & forests.
In 2005, He was appointed as the Director of Coffee Board by the Government of India also appointed as the President of the Karnataka state from the BJP party in 2006. He justified his appointment as Party president when BJP won the Assembly elections for the first time in south India in May 2008.
In 2009, He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Udipi Chikmagalur constituency. He became the 26th Chief Minister of Karnataka following the resignation of B.S Yeddyurappa on 04-August-2011.
After suffering a big loss in the May 2013 elections, BJP elected DV Sadananda Gowda as the opposition leader of the legislative council in Karnataka. On 26-May-2014, Sadananda Gowda was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s newly elected government.
He was put In Charge of the Ministry of Railways. He presented his maiden budget on 08-July-2014. From 2015–2016, he served as Cabinet Minister of Law and Justice. In 2016, he worked as Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
He contested and won the 2019 Lok Sabha seat from Bangalore North By defeating Krishna Byre Gowda of INC candidate by a margin of over one lakh votes he was subsequently appointed as Minister of Chemical and Fertilizers in the same year.
- Sadananda Gowda has worked for the Labour Movement being the General Secretary of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Puttur Division, and President of Sullia Taluk Auto Rickshaw Drivers and Owners Union.
- Sadananda Gowda married Datty Sadananda. They had two sons. In 2003, their elder son Kaushik, a medical student, died in a road accident. Their younger son, Karthik Gowda, is a businessman.
Minister Sadananda Gowda participated in special executive and core committee meetings of state BJP in Mangalore and discussed many important issues related to the state.
Minister Sadananda Gowda held a review meeting of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana along with Secretary & various officials and discussed various topics including ways to increase the number of PMBJP Kendras to ensure easy reach of affordable medicine to the people.
Sadananda Gowda Garu visited Spatikapuri Mutt in Pattanayakanahalli of Shira taluk and took blessings of Sri Sri Sri Sri Nanjavadhuta Mahaswamiji.
To increase the speed of development, the government needs a majority in the upper house.
Sadananda Gowda requests all the wise voters to strengthen the central and state government by winning all four of our candidates in the election on the 28th of this month from Bangalore and Northeast Teacher s’ constituencies and Western and Southeast.
Rajarajeshwari Nagar Vidhanasabha constituency’s by-election campaign has been held with a lot of fun.
Minister Sadananda Gowda Inaugurated our department’s Janoushadhi Kendra built by Abala Ashrama on DVG Road, Bangalore. This is the 710th Janoushadi center in the state. Currently, there are more than 6600 Janoushadi centers in the country and it is intended to increase it to 10,000 by 2023
Senior photographer Shri Vishwanath Suvarna captured photographs of the state’s famous fort-coriander, traditional monuments in the form of a book. Minister Sadananda Gowda appreciated their hard work and effort.
The state legislative assembly election was held in Chintamani on behalf of our BJP candidate Sri Chidanandagowda in the upcoming graduate constituency.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr. C N Ashwathnarayana, Health Minister Dr. Sudhakar, MP Sri P C Mohan and Sri Muniswamy, Minister Sadananda Gowda, MLC Dr. Y N Narayanaswamy, and other leaders participated.
Sadananda Gowda conducted a meeting of bank and government officials in charge of Canara Bank, District Guide Bank in Bangalore, and inspected the progress of government-sponsored projects. It was advised to speed up the loan approval process and promote job creation and economic activity.