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Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
18 June 2019
Preceded byV. S. Ugrappa
Personal details
Born (1951-05-07) 7 May 1951 (age 71)[1]
Arsikeri,[1] Harapanahalli taluk, Vijayanagara district, Madras State (Now Karnataka)[1]
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party

Yarabasi Devendrappa is an Indian politician who is the current Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Bellary, Karnataka in the 2019 Indian general election as member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[2]

Early life[edit]

Devendrappa was born in Arasikere, Ballari, Karnataka.[3]

Political career[edit]

Devendrappa was originally a member of Congress, and unsuccessfully contested from Jagalur in 2010. He was named as a potential Congress candidate during bypolls for the Ballari MP seat in 2018. Devendrappa is a relative and loyalist of Ramesh Jarkiholi, who, at the time was a Congress rebel and closet BJP supporter. He was chosen as BJP nominee because of this, and because he was approved by B Sriramulu, a Ballari BJP strongman, and was supported by Ramesh Jarkiholi.[4] In the 2019 polls, after being denied the Congress ticket, he defeated V. S. Ugrappa to win the Ballari seat for the BJP.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Members : Lok Sabha".
  2. "Lok Sabha Results 2019: BJP sweeps in Karnataka, leaves ruling coalition in tizzy". News Nation. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  3. "Devendrappa Y | National Portal of India". Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  4. Malagi, Shivakumar G. (23 March 2019). "Ballari BJP nominee Devendrappa is a 'proxy' of Congress rebel Jarkiholi!". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  5. "Snubbed for another, Devendrappa gets his revenge on Congress". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 November 2020.

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