Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri

Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri (born 10 July 1961) is an Indian politician who is the 17th and current Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He is the member of Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka. He is six-term MLA from Sirsi. He served as the Minister for Primary and Secondary Education in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government of Karnataka.[1][2]

Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri
The Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Karnataka, Shri Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri , at Sirsi, Karnataka on March 20, 2011 (cropped).jpg
21st Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
31 July 2019
Preceded byK. R. Ramesh Kumar
Minister of Primary and Secondary Education (Government of Karnataka)
In office
30 May 2008 – 23 May 2013
Preceded byPresident's Rule
Succeeded byKimmane Rathnakar
ConstituencySirsi
Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2008
ConstituencySirsi
In office
1994–2008
Preceded byUmesh Bhat
ConstituencyAnkola
Personal details
Born (1961-07-10) 10 July 1961 (age 58)
Sirsi, Mysore State, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
OccupationAgriculturist,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 students 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 5 terms in his political career & renowned as a very disciplined politician.

ReferencesEdit

  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. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  4. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/elections/karnataka-2018/bjp-wins-28-out-of-33-seats-in-coastal-karnataka-malnad/article23893796.ece

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