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Parameshwara Gangadharaiah H.

Parameshwara Gangadharaiah H.
Monday, August 6, 1951
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Koratagere
Gangadharaiah Parameshwara (born 6 August 1951) is an Indian politician who serving as Home minister of Karnataka. He is also the seventh Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, and longest-serving President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee for two consecutive terms.

1. In 2023 He was elected as MLA from Koratagere[ INC ].
2. In 2018 He was elected as MLA from Koratagere[ INC ].

Parameshwara was born on 6 August 1951, at Gollahalli (now known as Siddartha Nagar) in Tumkur. He was born to Gangamalamma Chikkanna and Former MLC H. M. Gangadharaiah. Gangadharaiah hailed from Hebbalalu village in Amruthuru hobli of Kunigal taluk, now in Magadi taluk of Ramanagara district, before shifting to Gangamalamma's village Gollahalli in Tumakuru rural, Parameshwara is the third sibling after older brother Dr G. Shivaprasad.

He studied primary education at Government School in Gollahalli (Siddartha Nagara) and Heggere, Tumkur. He went to Sri Siddhartha High School at Siddartha Nagar, which was established by his father in 1959. He joined Government Pre-University College in Tumkur and after Pre-University College went on to study for a B.Sc. in agriculture in the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, followed by an M.Sc. in agriculture at the same college. After Post-Graduating, Parameshwara had briefly worked as Research Assistant[6] in Department of Plant Physiology at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. Later, Parameshwara went overseas and obtained a PhD from Waite Agricultural Research Centre, the University of Adelaide in Plant Physiology.

He joined the National Cadet Corps (India) at an early age. He was an athlete, has a record 10.9 seconds[8] of 100 metres race in University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He represented Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra College in Inter-College/University and Karnataka state in Indian level.

He stood 4th in the world inter university athletic championship in Belgrade and got selected to train for the Olympics. By then he received a national overseas scholarships and decided to pursue academics. Even today Dr G Parameshwara holds the highest regard for Krishna Hebbar, PHD in physical education from Moscow who trained and encouraged him in his initial days as an athlete.


Parameshwara was born on 6 August 1951, at Gollahalli (now known as Siddartha Nagar) in Tumkur. He was born to Gangamalamma Chikkanna and Former MLC H. M. Gangadharaiah. Gangadharaiah hailed from Hebbalalu village in Amruthuru hobli of Kunigal taluk, now in Magadi taluk of Ramanagara district, before shifting to Gangamalamma's village Gollahalli in Tumakuru rural, Parameshwara is the third sibling after older brother Dr G. Shivaprasad.

He studied primary education at Government School in Gollahalli (Siddartha Nagara) and Heggere, Tumkur. He went to Sri Siddhartha High School at Siddartha Nagar, which was established by his father in 1959. He joined Government Pre-University College in Tumkur and after Pre-University College went on to study for a B.Sc. in agriculture in the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, followed by an M.Sc. in agriculture at the same college. After Post-Graduating, Parameshwara had briefly worked as Research Assistant[6] in Department of Plant Physiology at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. Later, Parameshwara went overseas and obtained a PhD from Waite Agricultural Research Centre, the University of Adelaide in Plant Physiology.

He joined the National Cadet Corps (India) at an early age. He was an athlete, has a record 10.9 seconds[8] of 100 metres race in University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He represented Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra College in Inter-College/University and Karnataka state in Indian level.

He stood 4th in the world inter university athletic championship in Belgrade and got selected to train for the Olympics. By then he received a national overseas scholarships and decided to pursue academics. Even today Dr G Parameshwara holds the highest regard for Krishna Hebbar, PHD in physical education from Moscow who trained and encouraged him in his initial days as an athlete.


Political career

In 1989 Parameshwara won against his nearest rival C. Rajavardhan of Janata Dal in Madhugiri Constituency.

In 1993, Parameshwara served as Minister of State for Sericulture during Veerappa Moily cabinet.

In 1999, Parameshwara set a record in the 1999 election to the Assembly from Madhugiri by winning the seat by a margin of 55,802 votes. It was the biggest victory margin in the elections that year. He polled 71,895 votes and his runner up Gangahanumaiah of Janata Dal (Secular) secured only 16,093 votes. Parameshwara's poll was the highest in the state during 1999 election.

From 1999 to 2004, he has served as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Higher Education and Science & Technology portfolio's also as Tumkur district incharge Minister in S. M. Krishna Cabinet.

On 18 August 2001, he was inducted as Minister of State for Medical Education (attached to health minister) exchanging Science & Technology for Medical Education with Nafisa Fazal.

On 27 June 2002, Parmeshwar was promoted to cabinet rank by then Chief Minister S. M. Krishna citing that they needed younger face in politics.

On 13 December 2003, he was inducted as Minister of Information & Publicity succeeding Prof. B.K. Chandrashekar.

In 2004, Parmeshwar won against his nearest rival Kenchamaraiah H. of Janata Dal (Secular) in Madhugiri.

From 2007 to 2009, Dr G. Parameshwara served as Congress Working Committee Member.

In 2008, he represented Koratagere as winning against runner up Chandraiah of Janata Dal (Secular).

On 27 October 2010, he was appointed as the President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee replacing R. V. Deshapande.

On 1 July 2014, he got elected to Legislative Council.

On 30 October 2015, he was appointed as Home Minister of Karnataka replacing K. J. George.

On 15 January 2016, Dr G. Parameshwara was appointed as Chikmagalur district incharge Minister.

On 24 June 2017, he resigned as Home Minister along with District incharge Minister of Chikmagalur district  to look after state campaign, He also handover Chairman of Campaign Committee of KPCC to D. K. Shivakumar and remained President of KPCC for the second term.

On 15 May 2018, Dr. G. Parameshwara won from Koratagere constitution as elected MLA Candidate.

On 23 May 2018, Dr. G. Parameshwara took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka.

On 8 June 2018, Dr. G. Parameshwara took incharge of "Home Department of Karnataka (excluding Intelligence), Bengaluru Development (BBMP, BDA, BWSSB, BMRDA, Directorate of Town Planning from Urban Development Department) and Youth Empowerment & Sports Department".

On 31 July 2018, Dr G. Parameshwara was appointed as District-incharge Minister of Bangalore Urban and Tumkur District.

On 28 Dec 2018, Dr G. Parameshwara had to part with The Home Minister portfolio & The Youth Empowerment and Sports portfolio in order to balance the regional wise distribution of Minister Posts, Dr G. Parameshwara continued to hold the coveted Bengaluru Development ministry alongside three more portfolios "IT, BT, and Science and Technology; Law, Justice and Human Rights; and Parliamentary Affairs and Legislation".

On 01 Aug 2022, All-India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi appointed Dr G. Parameshwara as the chairman of the 'Manifesto, Policy and Vision Committee 2023', for the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee for preparing the party's manifesto for the 2023 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election.

On 13 May 2023, Dr G Parameshwara won as a Member of the Legislative Assembly against runner-up P R Sudhakar Lal in the Koratagere constituency.


Parameshwara H.'s Election History

Sr.No.

Year

Party

Constituency

Election

Result

Description

1

2023

INC

Koratagere

MLA

Won

-

2

2018

INC

Koratagere

MLA

Won