Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Jigajinagi, Shri Ramesh Chandappa
Constituency   : Bijapur (SC) (Karnataka)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : mpbijapur[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Father's Name Shri Chandappa Jigajinagi
Mother's Name Smt. Boramma
Date of Birth 28 Jun 1952
Place of Birth Atarga, Vijayapur, Karnataka
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Smt. Shobha Ramesh J.
No. of Sons 2
Educated at S.B. New Arts College, Bijapur, Karnataka
Profession Agriculturist
Musician, Trader, Industrialist
Permanent Address
Vinod Farm,Arkere Road,
(Near Bhutanal Tank),
Vijayapur-586103, Karnataka
Tel : (0835) 262233
0986180849, 09449031477 (M)
Fax : (0835) 253755
Present Address
3, Canning Lane,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel : (011) 23380635
09868180849, 0944903147 (M)
Fax : (011) 23380636
Positions Held
1983-98 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly (three terms)
1983 Minister of State for Home, Government of Karnataka
1984-85 Minister of State for Excise, Government of Karnataka
1996-98 Cabinet Minister, Social Welfare and Revenue, Government of Karnataka
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs and its Sub-Committee on Personnel Policy of Central Para-Military Forces (CPMFs)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the sittings of the House
Member, Standing Committee on Commerce
1 Jan. 2002-31 Dec. 2002 Member, Standing Committee on Human Resource Development
1 Jan. 2003-8 April 2004 Member, Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term)
5 Aug. 2004-2009 Member, Standing Committee on Defence
7 Aug. 2004-2009 Member, Committee on Government Assurances
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)
6th Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Estimates
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Defence
1 May 2010 Member, Committee on Estimates
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (5th term)
14 Aug. 2014 - 5 July 2016 Member, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
1 Sep. 2014 - 5 July 2016 Member, Standing Committee on Defence
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs
5 July 2016 - 25 May 2019 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (6th term)
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Chemicals & Fertilisers
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence

Social And Cultural Activities
President, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Hall, Vijayapur, Vice-President, Hurakadle Ajja Educational Institution, Trustee (Hony.), Dr. Babu Jagjeevan Ram Trust, Bangalore and Hurakadle Ajja Charitable Trust
Special Interests
Upliftment of the poor, Agriculture
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Games and Sport; Listening to music

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