Deve Gowda ministry (Karnataka)

Deve Gowda ministry was the Council of Ministers in Karnataka, a state in South India headed by H. D. Deve Gowda that was formed after the 1994 Karnataka elections.[1]

Deve Gowda ministry
21st Ministry of the State of Karnataka
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Date formed11 December 1994
Date dissolved31 May 1996
People and organisations
Head of stateKhurshed Alam Khan
(6 January 1992 – 2 December 1999)
Head of governmentH. D. Deve Gowda
Deputy head of governmentJ. H. Patel
Ministers removed46
Member partiesJanata Dal
Status in legislatureMajority
Opposition partyBJP
Opposition leaderB. S. Yediyurappa
Outgoing election1999 (After J. H. Patel ministry)
Legislature term(s)1 year 5 months
PredecessorMoily ministry
SuccessorJ. H. Patel ministry

In the government headed by H. D. Deve Gowda, the chief minister was from the Indian National Congress party. Apart from the chief minister, there were deputy chief minister and other ministers in the government.[2]

Tenure of the governmentEdit

In 1994, Janata Dal emerged victorious and H. D. Deve Gowda was elected as leader of the Party, hence sworn in as [[Chief Minister of Karnataka and J. H. Patel was picked as Deputy Chief Minister. The ministry was dissolved when H. D. Deve Gowda became the Prime Minister of India after Janata Dal forged United Front alliance with INC and 11 other parties[3]

Council of MinistersEdit

Chief Minister and deputy Chief MinisterEdit

SI No. Name Constituency Department Term of Office Party

H. D. Deve Gowda
Chief Minister

Ramanagara Other departments not allocated to a Minister. 11 December 1994 31 May 1996 Janata Dal

J. H. Patel
Deputy chief Minister

  • Power
  • Tourism[4]
11 December 1994 31 May 1996 Janata Dal

Cabinet MinistersEdit

S.No Portfolio Minister Constituency Term of Office Party
  • .
D. Manjunath[5][6] Hiriyur 11 December 1994 31 May 1996 Janata Dal
  • Urban development[7]
Vaijnath Patil[8] Chincholi 11 December 1994 31 May 1996 Janata Dal
  • Co operation
R. L. Jalappa[9] Doddaballapur[10] 1995 1996 Janata Dal

Minister of StateEdit

S.No Portfolio Minister Constituency Term of Office Party
  • Tourism, Home, Wakf, Bangalore development and Small scale industries[11]
R. Roshan Baig Shivajinagar 11 December 1994 31 May 1996 Janata Dal

If the office of a Minister is vacant for any length of time, it automatically comes under the charge of the Chief Minister.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Shri S. M. Krishna (06.12.2004 – 08.03.2008) | Raj Bhavan Maharashtra | India". Retrieved 2021-08-15.
  2. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition of Karnataks Legislative Assembly Since 1962". Retrieved 2021-08-15.
  3. ^ M. L. Ahuja (1998). Electoral politics and general elections in India, 1952–1998. Mittal Publications. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-81-7099-711-5. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Patel was a flamboyant politician known for sharp wit". The Indian Express. 2000-12-13. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  5. ^ "Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament XI Lok Sabha Shankar, Shri B.L. Janata Dal - Chikmagalur Karnataka". LS Profile.
  6. ^ David, Stephen (June 30, 1996). "New Karnataka CM J.H. Patel grapples with disgruntled and dropped ministers". India Today. Retrieved 2021-08-15.
  7. ^ Staff Reporter (2019-11-02). "Former Minister Vaijanath Patil dies at 81". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
  8. ^ Menasinakai, Sangamesh (November 2, 2019). "Former Karnataka minister Vaijanath Patil dies at 82". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
  9. ^ M. G. Chandrashekharaiah. "ಆರ್. ಎಲ್. ಜಾಲಪ್ಪ: ಹಳ್ಳಿಯಿಂದ ದಿಲ್ಲಿವರೆಗೆ ಬೆಳೆದ ಧೀಮಂತ". Prajavani (in Kannada). Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  10. ^ "10th Karnataka Legislative Assembly Members List". Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  11. ^ "Know your new ministers". Deccan Herald. 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2021-08-17.

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