Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri

Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri (born 10 July 1961) is an Indian politician who was the 22nd Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka. He was a six-term and Formal Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Sirsi. He served as the Minister for Primary and Secondary Education from 2008 to 2013 in the Government of Karnataka.[1][2] He also served as the 22nd Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 31 June 2019 to 20 May 2023.

Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri
22nd Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
In office
31 July 2019 – 20 May 2023
Preceded byK. R. Ramesh Kumar
Succeeded byU. T. Khadar
Minister of Primary & Secondary Education
Government of Karnataka
In office
30 May 2008 – 13 May 2013
Chief MinisterB. S. Yediyurappa
Sadananda Gowda
Jagadish Shettar
Preceded byBasavaraj Horatti
Succeeded byKimmane Rathnakar
Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly
In office
2008 – 13 May 2023
Preceded byVivekananda Vaidya
Succeeded byBhimanna Naik
In office
Preceded byUmesh Bhat
Succeeded byConstituency defunct
Personal details
Born (1961-07-10) 10 July 1961 (age 62)
Sirsi, Uttara Kannada, Mysore State, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseBharati Hegde
ChildrenJayalakshmi, Rajalakshmi, Shreelakshmi
Parent(s)Anant Shivram Hegde, Sarweshwari Hegde
Alma materKarnatak University
OccupationFarmer, politician

He completed his B.Com. from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He was an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad office bearer during his college days and was an influential student union leader.[3]

He represented the Ankola Vidhan Sabha constituency for 3 terms: 1994–99, 1999–04, and 2004–2008. After the delimitation process, he shifted to the newly created Sirsi constituency and won the seat in 2008, 2013, and, 2018 elections.[4] He served as MLA for 6 terms in his political career & is renowned as a very disciplined politician. He was a very good speaker of the Karnataka assembly and a disciplined politician of the BJP Karnataka assembly. However, he lost his seat to a Congress candidate during the 2023 Karnataka elections. In March 2024, he was announced as the BJP candidate from the Uttara Kannada Constituency for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ "Bio-data" (PDF). Government of Karnataka. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Cabinet Ministers". Government of Karnataka. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Brief Profile". BJP. Archived from the original on 26 October 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "BJP wins 28 out of 33 seats in coastal Karnataka, Malnad". The Hindu. 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Fifth-list-bjp-candidates-ensuing-general-elections-2024-parliamentary-constituencies". Retrieved 25 March 2024.

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