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DR. G. PARAMESHWARA, sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka  – A staunch Congressman.

Handpicked by Rajiv Gandhi

Dr. Parameshwara hails from a family committed to Gandhian ideals. When the late Rajiv Gandhi visited Tumkur, he immediately saw the potential in Dr. Parameshwara and brought him into active politics. He was first appointed as the Joint Secretary of the KPCC.

Congress Organizational Contribution

Smt. Sonia Gandhi recognized Dr. Parameshwara’s capabilities by appointing him as Special Invitee to the Congress Working Committee. He has also served as Chairman of the Campaign Committee for the KPCC and as its Vice President and General Secretary.

Electoral Record

He has been elected to the Assembly four times. He represented Madhugiri in 1989, 1999, and 2004, and, after delimitation, Koratagere in 2008. He has built a broad base of supporters from across Dalits, major communities, backward castes, and minorities.

Ministerial Performance

Dr. Parameshwara served as Minister for Sericulture (1993-94) and Minister for Higher Education (1999-2004). He was instrumental in establishing Tumkur University.

Role Model to Dalits and All Communities

Hailing from a Dalit background, Dr. Parameshwara is a highly-educated agricultural scientist with a PhD from Australia. An all-rounder, he was an active sportsman and also won many scholarships during his studies.


As an educationist, Dr. Parameshwara runs the Siddhartha group of institutions in Tumkur, that has provided affordable, quality education to lakhs of poor, rural students.


Dr G Parmeshwar was appointed as the president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee on October 27th, 2010.

Parents Son of Late Sri. H.M.Gangadaraiah & Ex-MLC Late Smt.Gangamalamma
Date of Birth 06.08.1951
Permanent Address Siddarthanagar Tumkur, Karnataka 0816-2206457 / 220 1073
Present Address No.273, 15th Main, Sadashivanagar, R.M.V. Extension, Bengaluru 560080. 080-23610647 080-23615127
  • Qualification: B.Sc, (Agri.) 1975 from UAS, Bangalore
  • M.Sc, (Agri) 1978 from UAS, Bangalore
  • Ph.D., 1984, Waite Agricultural Research Insitute, University of Adelaide, Australia.
Memberships Member, Australian Society of Plant Physiology Member, Indian Society of Plant Physiology. Member, Indian Society of Agricultural Science.
Honorary Appointment
  • Ex – Home Minister of Karnataka.
  • Former Member, Board of Regent, University of Agriculture Science, Bangalore
  • Chairman, Sri Siddhartha Education / Charitable Trust, Siddarthanager, Tumkur,
  • Chairman Board of Management Sri Siddhartha University.
  • Ex.Chairman, Karnataka Science & Technology Board, Tumkur
  • Former Member, Karnataka Library Authority
  • Former Member, Committee on Open University
  • Former Member, Price Fixation Committee on Agriculture.
Fellowships Fellow of the Indian Institute of Agricultural Technologists Life member, Indian Society of Technical Education
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