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Kota Srinivas Poojary is an Indian politician from BJP. He is the member of legislative council of Karnataka since 15 January 2016.

Kota Srinivas Poojary
Leader of the House in Karnataka Legislative Council[disambiguation needed]
Assumed office
20 August 2019
Preceded byJayamala, INC
Minister of Fisheries
Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
20 August 2019
Preceded byVenkatarao Nadagouda, JD(S)
Minister of Ports and Inland Transport
Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
20 August 2019
Preceded byR. B. Timmapur, INC
Minister of Muzarai
Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
20 August 2019
Preceded byP. T. Parameshwar Naik, INC
Leader of the Opposition
Karnataka Legislative Council
In office
2 July 2018 – 23 July 2019
Preceded byK.S. Eshwarappa, BJP
Succeeded byJayamala, INC
Member of Karnataka Legislative Council from Dakshina Kannada
Personal details
Born
Kota Srinivas Poojary (Age 54)
Political partyBhartiya Janata Party
ResidenceUdupi, Karnataka, India

He has handled many posts in Karnataka politics. From 2 July 2018 till 23 July 2019, he served as the Leader of the Opposition of Karnataka Legislative Council.Currently, he is the Leader of the House in Karnataka Legislative Council[disambiguation needed]. He also serves as the Minister of Fisheries, Ports and Inland Transport & Muzarai from Revenue Department in Government of Karnataka, headed by Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa.

Political careerEdit

He served as Minister of Muzarai from Revenue Department, Minister of Ports and Inland water Transport from water resources, Minister of Ports and Inland water Transport, Government of Karnataka in Shettar Cabinet from (12 July 2012 – 8 May 2013) and president of OBC Morcha in Karnataka BJP. He was elected as a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Council from Local Authorities Constituency (Udupi and Dakshina kannada). Mr. Poojary was first elected as an MLC following the death of then incumbent MLC and Congress leader Blasius D'souza in 2008.

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