H D Devegowda Birthday Celebration 2020 Photos, Video, Greetings, Wishes from PM Modi, Message

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Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda (born 18 May 1933) is an Indian politician who was the 11th Prime Minister of India from 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997.He was previously the 14th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1994 to 1996.

Born in a humble farming family, he joined the Indian National Congress party in 1953, and remained a member until 1962. He was imprisoned during the Emergency. He became President of the state unit of Janata Dal in 1994, and was considered to be a driving force in the party’s victory in Karnataka. He served as the 14th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1994 to 1996.

In the 1996 general elections, no party won enough seats to form a government. When the United Front, a coalition of regional parties, formed the central government with the support of the Congress, Deve Gowda was unexpectedly chosen to head the government and became the 11th Prime Minister of India. During his tenure, he also served as Minister of Home Affairs. His tenure as prime minister lasted for less than a year.

After his prime ministerial tenure, he continued his political career, joining the 14th, 15th, and 16th Lok Sabha, as Member of Parliament for the Hassan constituency of Karnataka. He is the National President of the Janata Dal (Secular) party.

Gowda joined the Indian National Congress party in 1953 and remained a member until 1962. During that period, he was President of Anjaneya Cooperative Society of Holenarasipura and later became a member of the Taluk Development Board of Holenarasipura.

n the 1996 general elections, the Congress party headed by P. V. Narasimha Rao lost decisively but no other party won enough seats to form a government. Also given plan for alamatti dam during APJ period. When the United Front (a conglomeration of non-Congress and non-BJP regional parties) decided to form the Government at the Centre with the support of the Congress, Deve Gowda was unexpectedly chosen to head the government and became the 11th Prime Minister of India. He took over as Prime Minister of India on 1 June 1996 and continued until 21 April 1997. Also, he was the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the United Front, the policy making apex body of all the constituents of the ruling front.

He married Chennamma in 1954. They have six children together: four sons, including politicians H. D. Revanna and H. D. Kumaraswamy, who is the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, and two daughters.

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