Hanumanthagowda Krishnegowda Patil (born 15 August 1953) is an Indian politician from Gadag in Karnataka, India. He is the current Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Karnataka. He was the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister in the Government of Karnataka headed by Siddaramaiah. He currently represents the Gadag Assembly Constituency in Karnataka Legislative Assembly.[3]

Hanumanthagouda Krishnegouda Patil
H K Patil
Member of 15th Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
19 May 2018
Chief Minister(s)Siddaramaiah, N. Dharam Singh, S. M. Krishna, Veerappa Moily
Incharge of
AICC for Maharashtra
In office
11 September 2020 – 24 December 2023
PresidentSonia Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge
Preceded byMallikarjun Kharge
Succeeded byRamesh Chennithala
Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka
In office
18 May 2013 – 17 May 2018
Preceded byJagadish Shettar
Succeeded byKrishna Byre Gowda
Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Karnataka
In office
19 December 2004 – 1 February 2006
Preceded byM. P. Prakash
Succeeded byBasavaraj Horatti
Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka
In office
12 December 2003 – 28 May 2004
Minister for Water Resources, Government of Karnataka
In office
17 October 1999 – 12 December 2003
Leader of Opposition Karnataka Legislative Council
In office
28 December 1994 – 16 October 1999
Minister of state for Textiles, Government of Karnataka
In office
20 January 1992 – 11 December 1994
Cabinet Minister, Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
20 May 2023[1]
GovernorThawar Chand Gehlot
CabinetSecond Siddaramaiah ministry
Chief MinisterSiddaramaiah
Ministry and Departments
  • Law, Parliamentary Affairs, Legislation, Tourism.
Personal details
Born (1953-08-15) 15 August 1953 (age 70)
Hulkoti, Karnataka State, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseHema H Patil[2]
Children1 Son, 2 Daughters
Parent
Residence(s)Hulakoti, Gadag Dist – 582 205
EducationBachelor of Science, Bachelor of Law
ProfessionJournalist

Personal life edit

He is the son of Late Sri. K. H. Patil, a renowned politician and former Minister for Co-operation, Government of Karnataka.[4]

Political career edit

Popularly known as Tiger of Hulkoti, Patil got widespread accolades for enthusiastically involving himself with the expansion of Irrigation across the state and spearheading the attempt for Cloud Seeding while being the Minister for Water Resources of Karnataka.[5][6][7][8] A veteran Congressman, he was also the Minister for textiles major irrigation, agriculture and Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Karnataka and Leader of Opposition and Member of Karnataka Legislative Council.[9] During his term as Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka, Karnataka bagged the E-Award instituted by the centre for effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Panchayat Raj department for the year 2015–16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the award on 24 April 2017 in Lucknow during an event to mark National Panchayat Raj Day. His Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka department won National awards successively for record 4 years from 2014–15 to 2017–18.[10][11][12]

Recently he stated to Assembly that about 74,558 cases were pending against Karnataka government as on date and overall in Karnataka as many as 21.68 lakh cases are pending in the courts - 2.71 lakh in the High Court and 18.96 lakh in district courts.[13]

References edit

  1. ^ "K. H. Muniyappa sworn as Cabinet Minister in Government of Karnataka".
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140305101746/http://www.kar.nic.in/kla/Sri%20H%20K%20%20Patil.htm Sri H.K. Patil Graduates Constituency (Indian National Congress)
  3. ^ H K PATIL(Criminal & Asset Declaration)
  4. ^ "Profile". Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  5. ^ Will ‘water effect’ boost Patil’s chances?
  6. ^ Will it hold water?
  7. ^ H.K. Patil pushes for cloud seeding
  8. ^ "Cloud Seeding". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Profile". Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  10. ^ Aji, Sowmya, Transparency is byword in Karnataka's rural development and panchayat raj department
  11. ^ "RDPR bags awards". The Hindu. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  12. ^ "State bags national e-Governance award again". Deccan Herald. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  13. ^ "74,558 cases pending against Karnataka government: Law Minister". Deccan Herald. 4 July 2023. Retrieved 8 July 2023.