D. V. Sadananda Gowda
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Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byAnanth Kumar
Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation
In office
5 July 2016 – 24 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byV. K. Singh
Succeeded byRao Inderjit Singh
Minister of Law and Justice
In office
9 November 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byRavi Shankar Prasad
Succeeded byRavi Shankar Prasad
Minister of Railways
In office
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byMallikarjun Kharge
Succeeded bySuresh Prabhakar Prabhu
20th Chief Minister of Karnataka
In office
4 August 2011 – 11 July 2012
Preceded byB. S. Yeddyurappa
Succeeded byJagadish Shettar
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Preceded byD. B. Chandre Gowda
ConstituencyBangalore North
Majority147,518 (9.4%)
In office
22 May 2009 – 4 August 2011
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byK. Jayaprakash Hegde
Majority27,018 (3.2%)
In office
17 May 2004 – 22 May 2009
Preceded byV. Dhananjay Kumar
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority33,415 (4.2%)
Leader of the Opposition in Karnataka Legislative Council
In office
23 May 2013 – 26 May 2014
Preceded byS. R. Patil, INC
Succeeded byK. S. Eshwarappa, BJP
President of BJP, Karnataka
In office
Succeeded byK. S. Eshwarappa
Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byVinay Kumar Sorake
Succeeded byShakunthala T. Shetty
Personal details
Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda

18 March 1953 (age 67)
SulliaMadras StateIndia (Now in Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka)

Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Datty (m. 1981)
Alma materSt. Philomena’s College, Puttur
Vaikunta Baliga College of Law

Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda (born 18 March 1953) is an Indian politician serving as the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers in the Government of India in the Second Modi Ministry representing the Bangalore North constituency. He had also served as the 20th Chief Minister of Karnataka.



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