Araga Jnanendra is an Indian politician previously served as the Minister of Home Department Excluding Intelligence Wing of Karnataka from 4 August 2021 to 13 May 2023. He is the Member of the Karnataka Legislative assembly from Thirthahalli constituency.

Araga Jnanendra
Minister of Home Affairs
Government of Karnataka
In office
4 August 2021 – 13 May 2023
GovernorThawar Chand Gehlot
Chief MinisterBasavaraj Bommai
Preceded byBasavaraj Bommai
Succeeded byG. Parameshwara
Chairman of Karnataka Housing Board
In office
28 July 2020 – 28 July 2021
Chief MinisterB. S. Yediyurappa
Chairman of Mysore Paper Mills[1]
In office
4 June 2008 – June 2012
Chief Minister
Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Preceded byKimmane Rathnakar
In office
Preceded byD B Chandregowda
Succeeded byKimmane Rathnakar
Personal details
Araga Dnyanendra

(1953-03-15) 15 March 1953 (age 71)
Araga, Mysore State, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Residence(s)Guddekoppa, Thirthahalli
Alma materKuvempu University

Early life and education edit

Araga Jnanendra Kumar was born in 1953 in Hisana, Araga village, located in the Thirthahalli taluk. He received his primary education in the village before continuing his studies at M S Memorial Public School in Motihari. He went on to complete his B.Com. degree at State College in Shimoga.[2]

Political career edit

He is a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and began his career in electoral politics in 1983.[3]

In 1983 and 1985 he contested and lost Member of Legislative assembly (MLA) elections.[4]

In 1986 he won Jilla Parishatha election and worked as President of Krushi Sthayi Samithi. In 1989 he lost the MLA elections for the third time.[4] He finally won the Member of Legislative assembly (MLA) election for the first time in 1994.[4]

Beginning in 1991 he worked in Shimoga Co-operative Milk Dairy.

He was reelected in the MLA election in 1999 and 2004[4] but in 2009 he lost the MLA election.[5]

In 2009 he was selected Chairman of Mysore Paper Mills, Badravathi.

In 2013 he lost the MLA election.[6][7]

In 2018 he won the Assembly election by a margin of 22000 votes.[8][9]

In 2021 he was sworn in as cabinet minister in Govt. of Karnataka.[10]

References edit

  1. ^ "About Us > Management Team". Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Araga Jnanendra(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- TIRTHAHALLI(SHIMOGA) - Affidavit Information of Candidate". Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Six new faces in the Cabinet". The Hindu. 5 August 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d "Tirthahalli Election and Results 2018, Candidate list, Winner, Runner-up, Current MLA and Previous MLAs". Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Tirthahalli Election Results 2018 Live Updates (Thirthahalli): BJP Candidate Araga Jnanendra Wins". News18. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Tirthahalli Election Results 2018 Live Updates (Thirthahalli): BJP Candidate Araga Jnanendra Wins". News18. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  7. ^ "In The Times Of Big Fat Weddings, Karnataka's BJP MLA Weds Son In A Simple Mass Marriage". The Logical Indian. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  8. ^ Staff Reporter (11 December 2019). "Will not lobby for Ministerial position: Araga Jnanendra". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  9. ^ Mahesh (15 May 2018). "ತೀರ್ಥಹಳ್ಳಿದಲ್ಲಿ ಅರಳಿದ ಕಮಲ, ಅರಗ ಜ್ಞಾನೇಂದ್ರಗೆ ಗೆಲುವು". (in Kannada). Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Jnanendra becomes minister at last, KSE retains post". Deccan Herald. 4 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.