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Raja Venkatappa nayak

Raja Venkatappa nayak
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Raja Venkatappa Nayaka IV or Nalvadi lakshya (?–1858), was a prominent final ruler from the Nayak Dynasty of Shorapur (or Surapur) in present-day Yadgiri district of Karnataka state. He refused to accept the suzerainty of the British East India Company and waged a war against them during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.[2] He also aligned the southern kings to fight against the British and created an alliance consisting of Jattu, Jamkhandi State, Mudhol State, Naragund and Koppal states.

1. In 2023 He was elected as MLA from Shorapur[ INC ].
2. In 2018 He was elected as MLA from Manvi[ JDS ].

This district was ruled by Valmiki Nayaka's (berad) who had a tough resistance to Aurangzeb. The British appointed Philip Meadows Taylor, a writer, as its Resident and Regent when the ruler there died, leaving a young prince[4] Venkatappa. Venkatappa Nayaka was educated in English and Taylor had endeared himself to the prince, who addressed Taylor as "Appa".


When the prince started his personal rule, being well educated, he felt the British overlordship very irritating. He was in his early 20s and had sent an agent to Peshwa Nanasaheb in December 1857. The British heard reports that Venkatappa was planning a revolt on 8 August 1858, and was trying to encourage the British Regiments at Kolhapur, Dharwad and Belgaum to revolt. Two agents trying to sow seeds of dissension in the Belgaum army had been identified on 2 February 1858, and they were dispatched by Venkatappa and Raja of Jamkhandi. Venkatappa had recruited a large number of Arabs and Rohillas. Captain Malcolm posted a contingent at a village near Surapur and another battalion was posted at Sindhanur.[citation needed]


Campbell was sent to Surapur by Malcolm to advise young Venkatappa. On 7 February, the British army near Surapur was attacked and many soldiers were killed by Venkatappa's men. The next day, the British attacked Surapur fort, and the army from Madras led by Colonel Hues was also summoned. Venkatappa's men attacked the Surapur fort killing many British soldiers.


This district was ruled by Valmiki Nayaka's (berad) who had a tough resistance to Aurangzeb. The British appointed Philip Meadows Taylor, a writer, as its Resident and Regent when the ruler there died, leaving a young prince[4] Venkatappa. Venkatappa Nayaka was educated in English and Taylor had endeared himself to the prince, who addressed Taylor as "Appa".


When the prince started his personal rule, being well educated, he felt the British overlordship very irritating. He was in his early 20s and had sent an agent to Peshwa Nanasaheb in December 1857. The British heard reports that Venkatappa was planning a revolt on 8 August 1858, and was trying to encourage the British Regiments at Kolhapur, Dharwad and Belgaum to revolt. Two agents trying to sow seeds of dissension in the Belgaum army had been identified on 2 February 1858, and they were dispatched by Venkatappa and Raja of Jamkhandi. Venkatappa had recruited a large number of Arabs and Rohillas. Captain Malcolm posted a contingent at a village near Surapur and another battalion was posted at Sindhanur.[citation needed]


Campbell was sent to Surapur by Malcolm to advise young Venkatappa. On 7 February, the British army near Surapur was attacked and many soldiers were killed by Venkatappa's men. The next day, the British attacked Surapur fort, and the army from Madras led by Colonel Hues was also summoned. Venkatappa's men attacked the Surapur fort killing many British soldiers.


Raja Venkatappa Naik is a INC candidate from Shorapur constituency in the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections. His profession according to the election affidavit filed with the Election Commission is: Social Worker. Raja Venkatappa Naik's educational qualifications are: 12th Pass and is 66 years old.


His total declared assets are Rs 23.3 crore which includes Rs 5 crore in moveable assets and Rs 18.3 crore as immoveable assets. His total declared income is Rs 15.7 lakh of which Rs 7.6 lakh is self income. Raja Venkatappa Naik's has total liabilities of Rs 79.3 lakh.


This INC candidate, in the election affidavit mentioned 6 criminal cases registered against him.


Raja nayak's Election History

Sr.No.

Year

Party

Constituency

Election

Result

Description

1

2023

INC

Shorapur

MLA

Won

-

2

2018

JDS

Manvi

MLA

Won