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M. Veerappa Moily
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Ministry of Environment and Forests
In office
24 October 2013 – 26 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byJayanthi Natarajan
Succeeded byPrakash Javdekar
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
In office
28 October 2012 – 26 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byMurli Deora
Succeeded byDharmendra Pradhan
Minister of Corporate Affairs
In office
13 July 2011 – 28 October 2012
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byHansraj Bhardwaj
Succeeded bySachin Pilot
Minister of Power
In office
31 July 2012 – 28 October 2012
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded bySushilkumar Shinde
Succeeded byJyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia
Minister of Law and Justice
In office
28 May 2009 – 28 May 2011
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byHansraj Bhardwaj
Succeeded bySalman Khurshid
13th Chief Minister of Karnataka
In office
19 November 1992 – 11 December 1994
GovernorKhurshed Alam Khan
DeputyS. M. Krishna
Preceded byS. Bangarappa
Succeeded byH. D. Deve Gowda
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2009 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byR. L. Jalappa
Succeeded byBache Gowda
ConstituencyChikballapur
Personal details
Born (1940-01-12) 12 January 1940 (age 82)
Moodabidri, South Canara, British India present Dakshina Kannada district Karnataka
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Malathi Moily
Children4
Alma materMangalore University
Bangalore University
WebsiteOfficial Website

Marpadi Veerappa Moily (born 12 January 1940) is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress from the state of Karnataka.

Moily was the former Chief Minister (and the first ethnic Tuluva CM) of the Indian state of Karnataka (19 Nov 1992 – 11 Dec 1994). He was elected to Karnataka state legislative assembly from Karkala constituency of Udupi district. From 2009 to 2019, he represented the Chikballapur constituency in Lok Sabha. But he lost in 2019 to a BJP candidate when BJP won 25 seats out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka. He was the former Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister of Corporate Affairs and Minister of Power in the Indian government.[1]

He is also currently serving as the All India Congress Committee General Secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh. He is regarded as one of the senior members of the Congress Party, and a close adviser for the Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi.

Early life and education

Veerappa Moily was born in a Tulu-speaking family in Marpadi Village, Moodbidri erstwhile South Canara. He belongs to Devadiga community. He did his B.A. from Government College (now known as University College) situated at Hampankatta in Mangalore city. He completed his B.L. from University Law College, Bengaluru.

Career

Legal career

Moily who is a lawyer by profession, in 2014, has opened a law firm called Moily Law Associates.[2]

Political career

Summary of achievements

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Chairman of Tax Reforms Commission

Chairman of Revenue Reforms Commission

Finance

Irrigation and Power

Rural and Urban Development and Infrastructure

Education

Publications

Law Minister Mr. M. Veerappa Moily has written a book "The edge of time". It is a Kannada novel Tembare which examines, a complex cultural practice of coastal Karnataka, called bhutaradhane, or the worship of hero-spirits. The Pambada community, a marginalised dalit community, has as its hereditary profession, spirit impersonation during elaborate rituals. Mr. Moily explored two responses to this traditional and exploitative profession through two Pambada brothers: one who rebels and opts for formal education, and the other who tries to revive the true spirit of the ancient practice. (courtesy : Prasanta Varma, Advocate, Supreme Court of India). Mr. Moily is an advocate by profession, he entered politics about four decades ago and he became the chief minister of Karnataka in the year 1992.

Moily is a literary figure of some note. He has served as a regular columnist for The Hindu and Deccan Herald (both English-language newspapers) and for Samyukta Karnataka (a Kannada newspaper). He has also authored several books, all in Kannada, being:

Veerappa Moily has written four volumes of an English book called "Unleashing India", which outlines how India can be a super power after 25 to 30 years by leveraging and properly utilising its demographic dividend. The early three volumes of the book dealt with the : one on agriculture, second on water and third on power sector.[5] The fourth volume, "Unleashing India: The Fire of Knowledge" – which illustrates a detailed analysis of the deficiencies in the Indian education system, along with innovative strategies and solutions to address the educational needs of the country in the 21st century – was published on 29 March 2012.[6]

Veerappa Moily is also writing another epic poem on Draupadi and the title is "Shrimudi Parikranam". In an interview to Bar & Bench he said "This is how I go on writing, it is an unstoppable journey".[7]

Controversies

Awards

References

  1. ^ "Council of Ministers – Who's Who – Government: National Portal of India". India.gov.in. Government of India. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  2. ^ "M Veerappa Moily opens law firm in New Delhi | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Update: Moily keeps law ministry in cabinet reshuffle".
  4. ^ "Veerappa Moily - moily.org". moily.org. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Unleashing India : Powering The Nation by Dr. M. Veerappa Moily (Hardcover)". Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  6. ^ Moyili, Em Vīrappa (2009). Unleashing India: The Fire of Knowledge (Volume 4). ISBN 978-8129119513.
  7. ^ "Conversation with Veerappa Moily, Minister of Law and Justice". Barandbench.com. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  8. ^ "Excerpt From the Diary of Veerappa Moily | Greenpeace India". Greenpeace.org. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Allocation of Mahan coal-block in Madya Pradesh To Essar & Hindalco" (PDF). Moef.nic.in. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  10. ^ "ಆತಂಕದ ಕಾರ್ಮೋಡಗಳತ್ತ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯ ಏಣಿ | ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ". Prajavani.net. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  11. ^ Ashok, Sowmiya; Pandey, Devesh K. (12 February 2014). "FIR against Veerappa Moily and others". The Hindu. thehindu.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Criminal case against Veerappa Moily and others". indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  13. ^ "FIR against Veerappa Moily, Mukesh and others". The Indian Express. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  14. ^ "ವೀರಪ್ಪ ಮೊಯಿಲಿಗೆ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಅಕಾಡೆಮಿ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ" [Sahitya akademi award for Veerappa Moily]. Prajavani (in Kannada). 12 March 2021.
  15. ^ "Veerappa Moily, Arundhathi Subramania among others to receive Sahitya Akademi award-2020". Indian Express. 12 March 2021.
Lok Sabha Preceded byR. L. Jalappa Member of Parliament for Chikballapur 2009–2019 Succeeded byB. N. Bache Gowda Political offices Preceded byS. Bangarappa Chief Minister of Karnataka 1992–1994 Succeeded byH. D. Deve Gowda Preceded byHansraj Bhardwaj Minister of Law and Justice 31 May 2009 – 19 July 2011 Succeeded bySalman Khurshid Preceded byHansraj Bhardwaj Minister of Corporate Affairs 13 July 2011 – 28 October 2012 Succeeded bySachin Pilot Preceded bySushilkumar Shinde Minister of Power 31 July 2012 – 28 October 2012 Succeeded byJyotiraditya ScindiaMinister of State (Independent Charge) Preceded byJaipal Reddy Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas 28 October 2012 – 26 May 2014 Succeeded byDharmendra Pradhan Preceded byJayanthi Natarajan Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change 24 December 2013 – 26 May 2014 Succeeded byPrakash Javadekar