D V Sadananda Gowda, (61)
Constituency: North Bangalore – Karnataka
Ministry: Railway Ministry
Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda has been a dark horse. His tenure as Karnataka’s 20th chief minister in 2011 lasted just a year. It wasn’t that easy for him to get a seat as he was opposed by a very strong contender, former Dy. CM, R. Ashoka. He won the seat by a 2.29 lakh margin,
Hailing from Sullia in Dakshina Kannada Gowda, a former public prosecutor in Sirsi, Uttara Kannada, began his political career in the Jan Sangh, moving to BJP when it was formed in 1980. His electoral debut, in 1994, was the assembly election from Puttur, Dakshina Kannada; he won the 2004 general election from Mangalore, going up against Karnataka CM Veerappa Moily .