G. M. Siddeshwara
|Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises|
9 November 2014 – 12 July 2016
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||Pon Radhakrishnan|
|Succeeded by||Babul Supriyo|
|Minister of State for Civil Aviation|
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
|Preceded by||K. C. Venugopal|
|Succeeded by||Mahesh Sharma|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Gowdara Mallikarjunappa|
|Born||5 July 1952|
Chitradurga, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||G. S. Gayithri|
As of 14 February, 2009Source: Member of 14th Lok Sabha
Gowdara Mallikarjunappa Siddeshwara (born 5 July 1952), popularly known as G. M. Siddeshwara, is a member of the Lok Sabha, representing Davangere constituency of Karnataka since from 2004. He represents Davangere Constituency in 14th,15th,16th and 17th Lok Sabha. He was the Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and prior to that, Minister of State for Civil Aviation of India till he resigned from the Ministry after a few days of cabinet reshuffle in July 2016.
Siddeshwara was born on 5 July 1952. His father G. Mallikarjunappa (died 2002) was also a Member of Parliament for two terms: 1996–1998 and 1999–2002. Mallikarjunappa was affiliated to the RSS before joining the BJP electoral politics.
Being an active member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he served as the Vice-President of the Karnataka State (2009-2010) and the National Parliamentary Party Treasurer of the Bharatiya Janata Party from 2004-2014. Hitherto, he served as the Secretary of Karnataka state BJP; Member of Parliamentary Consultative Committee for Ministry of Human Resource Development and Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance (2004 to 2009), Member of Parliamentary Committee on Water Resources (2009-2010); Member of Parliamentary Committee on Finance; and Member of Parliamentary Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (March 2010 - May 2014). He was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Davangere for the third time successively with a margin of 17, 607 votes defeating his Congress rival.
He served as Minister of State for Civil Aviation from 26 May 2014 to 9 November 2015 and Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises from 9 November 2014 to 12 July 2016.
Father's Name: Late Shri G. Mallikarjunappa, M.P.
Elected to 14th Lok Sabha Member; Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)