G. S. Basavaraj

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G.S. Basavaraj
M. Veerappa Moily launching that Tumkur (Karnataka) on June 01, 2013. The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Siddaramaiah and other dignitaries are also seen (cropped).jpg
G S Basavaraju in 2013
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Tumkur
Assumed office
May 23, 2019
Preceded byS. P. Muddahanumegowda
In office
Preceded byS. Mallikarjunaiah
Succeeded byS. P. Muddahanumegowda
Personal details
Born (1941-05-04) 4 May 1941 (age 81)
Tumkur District, Karnataka
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)S. Shakunthala
Children2 sons

Gangasandra Siddappa Basavaraj (b 1941) is an Indian politician. He is a member of Lok Sabha (2019-2024), elected from Tumkur constituency in 2019. He started his political career with Congress, and is now a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[1] He defeated former prime minister Sri H. D. Deve Gowda in the 2019 Indian general elections by a margin of nearly 15,000 votes in Tumkur Lok Sabha Constituency. He has been elected to Lok Sabha from Tumkur five times, in 1984, 1989 and 1999 as member of Indian National Congress, and in 2009 and 2019 as member of BJP. In 2004 elections, he finished third as Congress candidate behind BJP and JD-S candidates in Tumkur.[2] He joined BJP after this defeat. In 2014 he was the losing candidate for BJP.

Political career[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "G. S. Basavaraj on Lok Sabha website". loksabha.nic.in. Lok Sabha/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  2. "Tumkur Lok Sabha Election Result - Parliamentary Constituency".
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