D V Sadananda Gowda

Contesting Seat: Bangalore North

Party: BJP

Qualification: Lawyer

Age: 62

Assets: Rs. 5.5 crore plus (2013)

Liabilities: Rs.1.45 crore plus

Prominent positions held:

  • Karnataka Chief Minister (August 4, 2011 – July 8, 2012)
  • Elected to the 15th Lok Sabha (2009 – December 2011) from Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency
  • Elected to the 14th Lok Sabha (2004 – 2009) from Mangalore Lok Sabha constituency
  • Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly- 2 terms (1994-2004) from Puttur constituency

Other positions held:

15th Lok Sabha

  • Member, House Committee
  • Member, Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests
  • Director, Central Coffee Board

14th Lok Sabha

  • Member, Committee on Commerce

Karnataka Assembly (1994- 2004)

  • Member, Cell for Preparing Draft Bill on Prohibiting Atrocities on Women, Government of Karnataka
  • Deputy Leader, Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • Member, Committee for Energy, Fuel & Power, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • Member, Public Undertaking Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • President, Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly

Other positions

  • General Secretary, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Puttur Division
  • President of Sullia Taluk Auto Rickshaw Drivers and Owners Union
  • Vice President of SCDCC Bank, Mangalore
  • Director, SKACM Society, Mangalore

Some recent news bits involving Sadananda Gowda:

Performance as an MP

It is pertinent to remember that Sadananda Gowda was a second-term sitting MP when he was chosen as chief minister due to which he had to vacate his Lok Sabha seat. During the two terms that he was in office, he took part in various debates relating to Karnataka. Some of them include

  • Regarding need to extend the train service between Bangalore and Mangalore up to Karwar, in Karnataka
  • Regarding need to give approval to anti-sea erosion project submitted by Government of Karnataka
  • Regarding need to allocate the full requirement of fertilizers to the State of Karnataka.
  • Illegal mining in various states
  • Water issues between the governments of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
  • Blanket ban on the use of Endosulfan in Karnataka
  • Plight of farmers due to fall in prices of areca nut
  • Funds for completion of work of improvement of Shiradi Ghat stretch from Sakleshpura to Gundya

His focus during debates was on topics broadly related to coastal Karnataka and agriculture.

During his tenure as a member of the Lok Sabha from 2009 – 2011, he asked 72 questions. Not surprisingly, they were focussed on Karnataka. During the same period, his attendance stood at a mere 48%.

He is also seen as the one who approved Yettinahole river diversion project, against which people of South Canara are up in arms, as the project is perceived to affect the river Netravati – the lifeline of South Canara district.

Details on high liabilities of Sadananda Gowda (Over 1 Crore):

Name Constituency PartyName Movable Assets(Rs) ImmovableAssets (Rs) Total Assets (Rs) Liabilities (Rs)
D.V. Sadananda Gowda Bangalore North BJP 4,73,91,874 5,14,97,000 9,88,88,8749 Crore+ 3,70,20,1523 Crore+


Asset Comparison:

Party in



Partyin LokSabha2009 Constituency InLoksabha 2014 Constituency InLoksabha 2009 Assets inLoksabha 2014 Assets in LokSabha 2009 Asset Increase% % Increase inAsset
BJP BJP Bangalore North UdupiChikmagalur 9,88,88,8749 Crore+ 1,43,75,9591 Crore+ 8,45,12,9158 Crore+ 588%