Jagadish Shettar
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21st Chief Minister of Karnataka
In office
12 July 2012 – 13 May 2013
Preceded byD. V. Sadananda Gowda
Succeeded bySiddaramaiah
Minister of Large & Medium Industries
Government of Karnataka
In office
20 August 2019 – 28 July 2021
Chief MinisterB. S. Yediyurappa
Preceded byK. J. George
Succeeded byMurugesh Nirani
Minister of Public Enterprises
Government of Karnataka
In office
27 September 2019 – 28 July 2021
Chief MinisterB. S. Yediyurappa
Succeeded byM. T. B. Nagaraj
Minister of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj
Government of Karnataka
In office
17 November 2009 – 12 July 2012
Chief MinisterB. S. Yediyurappa
Sadananda Gowda
Preceded byShobha Karandlaje
Succeeded byK. S. Eshwarappa
Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
In office
5 June 2008 – 16 November 2009
DeputyK. G. Bopaiah
Preceded byKrishna
Succeeded byK. G. Bopaiah
Minister of Revenue
Government of Karnataka
In office
18 February 2006 – 8 October 2007
Chief MinisterH. D. Kumaraswamy
Preceded byM. P. Prakash
Succeeded byG. Karunakara Reddy
Leader of Opposition
Karnataka Legislative Assembly
In office
23 January 2014 – 15 May 2018
Chief MinisterSiddaramaiah
Preceded byH. D. Kumaraswamy
Succeeded byB. S. Yeddyurappa
In office
26 October 1999 – 23 February 2004
Chief MinisterS. M. Krishna
Preceded byMallikarjun Kharge
Succeeded byB. S. Yediyurappa
Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Preceded byconstituency created
ConstituencyHubli-Dharwad Central
In office
Succeeded byconstituency delimited
ConstituencyHubli Rural
Personal details
Jagadish Shivappa Shettar

(1955-12-17) 17 December 1955 (age 66)
Kerura, Bombay State, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseShilpa Shettar
ChildrenPrashanth Shettar,
Sankalp Shettar
  • Shivappa Shettar (father)
  • Basavenamma (mother)
EducationB.Com, LLB
WebsiteJagdish Shettar

Jagadish Shivappa Shettar (born 17 December 1955) is an Indian politician belonging to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who served as the 21st Chief Minister of Karnataka[1][2] from 2012 to 2013. He has subsequently served as Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Earlier, he was the Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly during 2008–2009.[3][4] Currently he represents Hubli-Dharwad Central Vidhan Sabha seat. On 20 August 2019 he was inducted as the Cabinet Minister for Large and medium scale industries excluding sugar and Public Enterprise department in the BJP Government led by B.S. Yediyurappa. As the cabinet was being dissolved after the resignation of B. S. Yediyurappa, he also further announced he won't be part of any cabinet in the future.

Early life

Shettar was born on 17 December 1955 in Kerur village of Badami Taluk in Bagalkote district (formerly Bijapur district), Karnataka. His father is Sri. S.S. Shettar and his mother is Smt. Basavenamma. His father, S.S. Shettar, a senior activist of the Jana Sangh, was elected five times to the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation and became the first Jana Sangh Mayor of Hubli-Dharwad. His uncle Sadashiv Shettar was the first Jana Sangh leader in South India to get elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He was elected from Hubli City in 1967. Shettar holds BCom and LLB degrees and was a practicing lawyer for 20 years at the Hubli Bar. He married Smt. Shilpa and the couple have 2 sons - Prashant and Sankalp. He belongs to banajiga sub-sect of Lingayat community.[5]

Political career

In 2008, following the BJP victory in Karnataka assembly elections, Shettar was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Karnataka legislative assembly. However, he resigned from this post in 2009 and was inducted into the cabinet of B.S. Yeddyurappa as Minister for Rural development and Panchayat Raj.[6]

In July 2012, several BJP MLAs owing allegiance to B.S. Yeddyurappa called for the replacement of D.V. Sadananda Gowda with Shettar. After much turmoil, the BJP High Command agreed to make him the Chief minister.[7][8] He was sworn in on 12 July 2012.[9]

2013 Assembly elections

Ahead of assembly polls which were held in May 2013, BJP declared Shettar as its Chief Ministerial candidate for Karnataka state.[10]

Shettar resigned as Chief Minister as BJP failed to retain its power. He submitted his resignation to the Governor of Karnataka on 8 May 2013. BJP suffered a big loss in the May 2013 assembly elections as the Congress wrested Karnataka.[11]

Post elections

Jagdish Shettar was elected as the leader of BJP's legislative party and Leader of opposition in Karnataka Legislative Assembly.[12]

See also


  1. ^ "Jagadish Shettar to be elected CM by BJP MLAs". Zeenews.india.com. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Cabinet Ministers". Government of Karnataka. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Shettar elected speaker of Karnataka Assembly". The Times of India. 5 June 2008. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  4. ^ Jagadish Shettar from semi-final loser to final winner
  5. ^ Bansy Kalappa &Naushad Bijapur, ed. (2019). Stormy season ahead for BJP over rebel Karnataka MLA Umesh Katti’s exclusion. Newindianexpress.
  6. ^ "Shettar quits as Speaker, set to join govt with plum portfolio". Indian Express. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Sadananda Gowda resigns, Jagadish Shettar to be new Karnataka CM". The Times of India. 8 July 2012. Archived from the original on 6 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Jagadish Shettar to be formally elected as Karnataka Chief Minister today". NDTV.com. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Jagdish Shettar to be sworn in as Karnataka CM Thursday, 2 deputy CM posts created". The Times of India. 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 2 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Jagadish Shettar will be BJP's CM candidate". 8 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Karnataka Election result:Jagadish Shettar resigns". 8 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Jagadish Shettar, DV Sadananda Gowda elected opposition leaders". DNA. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
Preceded byD. V. Sadananda Gowda Chief Minister of Karnataka 12 July 2012 – 8 May 2013 Succeeded byK. Siddaramaiah