P. C. Gaddigoudar

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Parvatgouda Chandanagouda Gaddigoudar
Member of Parliament
Lok Sabha
Assumed office
2004
Preceded byR.S. Patil
ConstituencyBagalkot
Member of Karnataka Legislative Council
In office
8 July 1988 – 7 July 1994
ConstituencyBijapur Local Authorities
Personal details
Born (1951-06-01) 1 June 1951 (age 70)
Hebballi, Mysuru State
(present-day Karnataka)
Political partyBJP
Spouse(s)Savitra
Children3 sons and 1 daughter
ResidenceBagalkot

Parvatagouda Gaddigoudar (1 June 1951) is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He also represented the 14th Lok Sabha. He represents the Bagalkot constituency of Karnataka since 2004 and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party.

Early life[edit]

Parvatagouda Gaddigoudar was born on 1 June 1951 at a small hamlet Heballi in Bagalkot District to Balavva and Chandanagouda Gaddigoudar. He graduated in the faculty of Arts from Basveshwar Arts College at Bagalkot affiliated to the Karnatak University. Later, he completed his bachelor's degree in Law from the prestigious Raja Lakhamagouda College of Belgaum.

He married Savitra Devi on 6 February 1976 and continued to practice law at Badami.[1]

Public life[edit]

He started his public life in the early 1980s and his major boost came when he was appointed by the then chief minister of Karnataka, Ramakrishna Hegde in 1987 as chairman of the committee to study the reorganisation of districts.[2] The report was implemented by J.H. Patel in 1997-98. He is considered instrumental in the creation of Bagalkot district, which was created after separating it from Bijapur. Parvatagouda Gaddigoudar was nominated to The Legislative Council of Karnataka in 1988. However, in 1994, he was unable to secure ticket from Janata Dal and contested the elections to the Assembly as an independent candidate.

Just before the elections for the 14th Lok Sabha, Gaddigoudar had denied allegations that he would be leaving All India Progressive Janata Dal (a splinter group of Janata Dal with allegiance to Ramakrishna Hegde) to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.[3] However just before the elections, he did join the Bharatiya Janata Party with his followers and got the party's nomination from Bagalkot Lok Sabha Constituency. He entered the 14th Lok Sabha by securing 459,451 votes while his nearest rival, R.S. Patil of Indian National Congress, secured 292,068. [4]

Positions held[edit]

Reference and notes[edit]

  1. Biographical Skech of Members of Parliament - Parliament of India.NIC.in [1][permanent dead link]
  2. Deccan Herald: Online edition - Published on Tuesday, 13 April 2004 Archived 23 March 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  3. The Hindu, daily newspaper's Online edition Published Tuesday, 20 January 2004 Template:Usurped
  4. India Elections.Com: Fourteenth Loksabha Elections results for Bagalkot constituency [2]

External links[edit]

  • Affidavit furnished by Parvatagouda Gaddigoudar to the Election Commission while contesting the Lok Sabha elections [3]
  • Member's home page on Parliament of India's Website [4]