Curious case of three Union Ministers from Belagavi with short terms
Belagavi, the most important district within the State after Bengaluru, has been represented within the Union Cabinet solely thrice because the independence. The tenures of all of the three former Union Ministers, nonetheless, have been reduce short by unlucky occasions.
Byelection to the Belagavi Parliamentary constituency, to be held on April 17, was necessitated by the loss of life of Suresh C. Angadi, the previous Union Minister of State for Railways, seven months in the past.
Of the 17 Lok Sabha members elected from Belagavi to this point, Congress chief B.N. Datar and BJP leaders Babagouda Patil and Angadi have served as Ministers. While Mr. Babagouda Patil served as a Minister for practically two years, Angadi held workplace for 14 months, and Datar served for just below a 12 months.
In the primary election, Belagavi was a double-member constituency that despatched Datar and S.V. Patil to Parliament. Datar, who received three consecutive polls, grew to become the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs within the Jawaharlal Nehru-led Cabinet in 1962. He died inside a 12 months, resulting in the primary byelection in 1963 during which H.V. Koujalagi received. The upcoming byelection is the second being held for the seat.
The constituency in north-western Karnataka has despatched 14 Congress nominees, two BJP leaders, and one Janata Dal candidate to the decrease House of Parliament. Shivanand Koujalagi was the primary Janata Dal chief go get elected from Belagavi to the Lok Sabha in 1996.
Mr. Babagouda Patil, the primary Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha chief to enter the State Assembly in 1989, joined the BJP in 1998 and received the Lok Sabha polls. He served within the A.B. Vajpayee-led Cabinet because the Rural Development Minister. The Lok Sabha was dissolved in 1999, slicing short his tenure. Angadi, served 4 terms, earlier than succumbing to COVID-19 in 2020.
All the others MPs — Datar, S.V. Patil, N.M. Nabisab, A.K. Kotrashetty, S.B. Sidnal, and Amarsinh Patil — have been Congress leaders. Of them, Mr. Amarsinh Patil has now joined the BJP.