Wife: Shailaja Basangouda Patil
|Full name||Basangouda Ramangouda Patil Yatnal|
|Other name||Basanagouda Ramangouda Patil Yatnal Basanagouda Ramangouda Patil Yatnal - Official Twitter Page|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 1”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 185 lbs
|Political Party||• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (Before 2010, 2013-2015; 2018-present)
• Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) (2010-2013)
Note: In May 2009, he was expelled from the BJP after he openly criticised the then Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s style of functioning. In January 2010, he joined the Janata Dal (Secular); however, in 2013, he quit as the State general secretary of the JDS. In 2013, he rejoined BJP and was a member of the paty between 2013 and 2015. In 2015, he was expelled from the party for a second time on the allegations of anti-party activities, he was expelled for six years; however, he was reinducted to the party after three years in 2018.
|Political Journey||• 1990: Former BJP leader and Union Minister H N Ananth Kumar spotted Yatnal and started promoting him in the party.
• 1994: He contested his first legislative assembly election from the Bijapur constituency in Karnataka and defeated Habib Usman Patel of the Janata Dal.
• 1999: He contested his first Lok Sabha election from the Bijapur Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka and defeated the INC candidate Gudadinni Laxmibai Basagondappa
• 1999: Member of the Parliament Committee on Industry
• 1999: Member of the Parliament Committee on Private Members' Bills and Resolutions
• 1999: Member of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Human Resources Development
• 2002: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Textiles (1 July 2002 - 8 September 2003)
• 2003: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Railways (8 September 2003 - 22 May 2004)
• 2004: Emerged victorious in the Lok Sabha election from the Bijapur Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka
• 2008: Emerged victorious in the legislative assembly election Devar Hippargi assembly constituency in Karnataka
• 2009: Expelled from the BJP
• 2010: Joined the Janata Dal (Secular)
• 2013: Defeated in the legislative assembly election from the Bijapur City constituency in Karnataka
• 2013: Quit JDS and rejoined BJP
• 2015: Expelled from the BJP for a second time
• 2016: Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) (6 January 2016 - 15 May 2018)
• 2018: Reinducted to BJP
•2018: Emerged victorious in the legislative assembly election from the Bijapur City constituency in Karnataka
•2023: Announced as the BJP candidate from the Bijapur City constituency in Karnataka
|Date of Birth||13 December 1963 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||59 Years|
|School||• PDJ High School, Bijapur, Karnataka
• V. B. Darbar High School, Bijapur, Karnataka
|College/University||BLDEA's A. S. Patil College of Commerce (Autonomous) Bijapur, Dharwad, Karnataka|
|Educational Qualification||B.Com (Basangouda Patil Yatnal - MyNeta)|
|Religion/Religious Views||Hinduism (Lingayatism)|
|Caste||Panchamasali (The Quint)|
|Address||Pulakeshi Nagar, Galagali Colony, Vijayapur PIN-587117|
|Controversies||Cases where Charges Framed
• Two charges related to Punishment of abetment, if the act abetted, is committed in consequence, and where no express provision is made for its punishment (IPC Section-109)
• Two charges related to Abettor present when the offence is committed (IPC Section-114)
• Two charges related to the Punishment of criminal conspiracy (IPC Section-120B)
• Three charges related to Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of the offence committed in prosecution of a common object (IPC Section-149)
• Two charges related to False personation for an act or proceeding in suit or prosecution (IPC Section-205)
• Two charges related to Fraudulent claim to property to prevent its seizure as forfeited or in execution (IPC Section-207)
• Two charges related to Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property (IPC Section-420)
• Two charges related to Dishonest or fraudulent execution of a deed of transfer containing a false statement of consideration (IPC Section-423)
• Two charges related to Forgery of valuable security, will, etc. (IPC Section-467)
• Two charges related to Trade marks (IPC Section-478)
• Two charges related to Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record (IPC Section-471)
• Two charges related to Using a false trade mark (IPC Section-480)
Cases where Cognizance Taken
• One charge related to Concealing design to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment (IPC Section-120)
• One charge related to House-trespass to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment (IPC Section-451)
• One charge related to Punishment for dacoity (IPC Section-395)
• Three charges related to Punishment for Being a member of an unlawful assembly (IPC Section-143)
• Three charges related to Punishment for Rioting (IPC Section-147)
• Three charges related to Punishment for criminal intimidation (IPC Section-506)
• Two charges related to an Attempt to murder (IPC Section-307)
• One charge related to Rioting, armed with a deadly weapon (IPC Section-148)
• One charge related to Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt (IPC Section-323)
• One charge related to Injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class (IPC Section-295)
• One charge related to Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means (IPC Section-324)
• One charge related to Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees (IPC Section-427)
• One charge related to an Act endangering the life or personal safety of others (IPC Section-336)
• One charge related to Intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace (IPC Section-504)
• Contentious Comments about the Intellectuals of the Country
In 2018, while addressing a gathering as part of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, he claimed that if he were the Home Minister, he would have ordered the police to shoot all the intellectuals and then labelled them as anti-nationalists. Later, he said that the intellectuals and secularists were a threat to the nation and accused them of speaking against the army personnel while living off the tax money. He then accused the former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru as the reason behind the conflicts in Kashmir. The Wire
• Remarks against Muslim Voters and Tipu Sultan
In 2018, some reports suggested that he instructed the corporators to work only for Hindus and not for Muslims in the Bijapur assembly constituency in Karnataka. Later, he instructed his people to not let anyone wear a ‘topi’ or ‘burka’ should not be allowed to be near him or at his office. The Hindu In an interview, he said that did not ask the Muslims to vote for him and that his duty as an MLA was to protect the Hindus who were in trouble; he added that if the Muslims needed help they could visit the government offices. In February 2023, he allegedly compared Muslims to Tipu Sultan and warned the Hindu voters that Muslims should never be elected from the Bijapur assembly constituency; he allegedly told his supporters none of them should vote for the Muslim candidates even by mistake. Hindustan Times
• Publicly criticised the higher authorities
In October 2019, Basangouda criticised the delay in allocating the central flood aid for the flood-affected areas of Karnataka. Later, the BJP leader was enraged after Modi tweeted about the floods in Bihar and not Karnataka; he then through a tweet criticised Narendra Modi. In an interview, he pointed out that if the central government continued their lack of concern on the issue, the people will turn against the party and he berated the 25 BJP MPs who were part of the 17th Lok Sabha and accused them of not being vigilant enough to help the state in their need of the hour, especially Tejasvi Surya. On 4 October 2019, the BJP central leadership demanded an explanation from him and issued a show-cause notice from the leader for his anti-party actions and criticised him for spreading lies about the party leadership by belittling the efforts of the central government and the BJP MPs from the state. Later, in an interview, he clarified that his actions were not against the party and denied the accusations that he rebelled against the government.
• Ridiculed a freedom fighter
In 2020, the politician questioned the freedom fighter H. S. Doreswamy for his criticism of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the BJP leaders. In an interview, the politician labelled the freedom fighter as a “fake freedom fighter’’ and alleged that he was an agent of Pakistan. These remarks stirred huge controversy and the INC leaders demanded an apology from him; however, Basangouda did not change his stance. Deccan Herald
• War of words against B. S. Yediyurappa and B. Y. Vijayendra
In an interview, Yatnal alleged that the former Karnataka chief minister and his son, B. Y. Vijayendra, played caste and communal politics for their gain. The News Minute In July 2021, following B. Y. Vijayendra's remark about his father completing the term as the chief minister of the state, the BJP leader lambasted B. S. Yediyurappa and his son in an interview and pointed out that no one could remain in power forever by taking the examples of Adil Shah, Tipu Sultan, and the Mughals. In January 2023, the BJP high command warned Yatnal not to speak badly about B. S. Yediyurappa ahead of the 2023 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election. Later, in an interview, he said that he would obey the high command and stay silent; however, he pointed out that it was not a compromise and said that the differences between him and the former chief minister were never personal but political. The Indian Express
• ₹2,500 crores to be the Karnataka CM
In May 2022, while he was addressing a rally, Yatnal revealed that he was approached by some power brokers from Delhi who offered to make him the chief minister of the state for Rs. 2500 crores. He alleged that many people paid Rs. 50 crores to Rs. 100 crores to be made a minister in the state. Later, he warned his followers that there were a lot of fraudsters in politics and that they should steer clear of such fraudsters. Following the statements from the BJP leader, the then-president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), D. K. Shivakumar, demanded a probe into Yatnal’s claims. The Hindu
• Jibe at Karnataka BJP Ministers and CM
In 2021, while addressing a press meeting, Basangouda accused the then Karnataka Minister for Mines and Geology, Murugesh Nirani, and some other ministers of blackmailing B.S. Yediyurappa; he alleged that Yediyurappa was pressurized by Nirani using some CDs to include him in the cabinet. Responding to Yatnal’s allegations in an interview, Nirani refuted his claims. The Hindu The war of words between them intensified after Nirani did not back the Panchamasali quota agitation back in February 2021. In January 2023, Basangouda labelled Nirani as a "pimp minister" The Indian Express to which the then minister responded by accusing Yatnal of a murder case; Yatnal then wrote to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai seeking a CBI probe into the allegations made by the minister. In an interview, Murugesh R Nirani lambasted Yatnal and said that he was acting like the B team of the Indian National Congress in the state ANI while he was discussing Basangouda’s attack on the chief minister and other ministers; he labelled Yatnal as a fake politician and said that he needs to control his tongue. Later, Yatnal was served with a show-cause notice by the central leadership.
• Encounter and Yogi's style will be implemented
In May 2023, while addressing a rally as part of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election campaign, Yatnal allegedly said that Yogi Adityanath’s style of governance would be implemented in the state it the BJP came into power. The politician reportedly said that if anyone spoke against India or Hindus, their fate would be decided on the road instead of sending them to jail; some reports suggested that he was referring to the murder of the gangster-turned-Uttar Pradesh politician Atiq Ahmed.
• Controversial Remark on Sonia Gandhi
On 28 April 2023, Basangouda while addressing a rally at Yelburga of Koppal district in Karnataka, attacked Sonia Gandhi and associated her with a vishkanya (venomous maiden). Yatnal made derogatory remarks against her while he was replying to Mallikarjun Kharge's remark against the Prime Minister. Earlier, Kharge labelled Narendra Modi as a venomous snake and heavily criticised him. The News Minute Basangouda's remarks were heavily criticised by the INC supporters and many called for his expulsion from the BJP party and demanded a formal apology.
|Relationships & More|
|Wife||Shailaja Basangouda Patil|
• Ramanagouda Basanagouda Patil Yatnal
|Parents||Father- Ramanagouda B. Patil Yatnal
Mother- Kashibai R. Patil Yatnal
|Car Collection||Toyota Fortuner KA 03 MV 9399 (2015 model)|
• Cash: Rs. 25,000
• Bank Deposits, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 12,43,910.56
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 1,79,50,000
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 12,00,000
• Personal loans: Rs. 1,60,08,403
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 32,00,000
• Jewellery: Rs. 1,50,000
• 1/4 share in Tourist Hotel Vijaypur.
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 34,00,365
• Commercial/Residential Buildings: Rs. 1,60,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2018. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 3.5 crores
Note: The net worth was for the financial year 2018. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors). Basangouda Patil Yatnal - MyNeta
Some Lesser Known Facts About Basangouda Patil Yatnal
- Basangouda Patil Yatnal is an Indian politician. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Yatnal served as the Minister of State for Textiles and the Minister of State for Railways between 2002 and 2004 in the third Atal Bihari Vajpayee ministry.
- Yatnal was 31 years old when the BJP fielded him from the Bijapur assembly constituency in Karnataka in 1994; he won his debut election by a margin of 16128 votes.
- He was a strong supporter of former BJP leader and Union Minister H. N. Ananth Kumar.
- In March 2009, Basangouda launched the “BJP ulisi, karyakartharannu rakshisi” (Save BJP, Save Party) campaign in Karnataka against the Karnataka BJP leadership and alleged that they were disrespecting the senior leaders who were not favoured by them.
- In 2009, the BJP decided not to field him from the Bijapur Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka, which Patil Yatnal won in the 1999 Lok Sabha election and the 2004 Lok Sabha election; this decision was not well-received among the supporters of the politician and ultimately resulted in his expulsion from the party in May 2009.
- Some reports suggested that the JDS leadership and members believed that Yatnal’s entry would help build the JDS in North Karnataka; however, his defeat in the 2013 legislative assembly elections from the Bijapur assembly constituency in Karnataka was a major setback for the party.
- He quit his membership as a JDS worker in 2013 following the decision to not anoint him as the JD(S) state president; Basangouda was the state general secretary of JDS when he left the party.
- In 2015, Yatnal was expelled from the BJP for a second time; he was expelled for six years for anti-party activities and indiscipline. Some reports suggested that the politician was expelled from the party after he refused to withdraw his nomination as a rebel candidate from the Vijayapura constituency for the legislative council elections.
- While he was speaking about his political journey in an interview, he revealed that Atal Bihari Vajpayee was his political guru.
- The politician was named President of the Sanganabasava Shishuniketan (CBSE) School, Vijayapura, Karnataka, in 2016.
- On 22 April 2017, Basangouda posted a tweet stating that he was among the people who demolished the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
I participated in December 6 1992 demolition of Babri tomb. I'm ready to face any cases. ADVANIJI,JOSHIJI&others r only not responsible. 🕉️🚩
— Basanagouda R Patil (Yatnal) (@BasanagoudaBJP) April 22, 2017
- In 2017, through a post he shared on social media, Yatnal demanded that the financial aid granted to Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (JNU) must be stopped and that the university should be shut down. He further accused the university produces militants and gaddar (traitor). Basanagouda R Patil Yatnal – Official Twitter Page
- The contentious comments he made about the 2018 Kerala floods were widely criticised by people on social media. In an interview, the politician pointed out that the flood was the result of the cow slaughter and the sentiments of the hurt Hindus.
- In 2018, the BJP leadership inducted him back into the party along with Congress MLA A. S. Patil ahead of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election. This decision was not well received by many of the senior leaders and party members; they organized strong protests outside the party office in Vijayapura, where the induction of the two politicians took place.
- Rajugouda Patil, a loyalist of the then-BJP state president B. S. Yediyurappa, in an interview, alleged that Yediyurappa did not consult with any of the local leaders before bringing back Yatnal or inducting A. S. Patil into the party. On 5 April 2018, Rajugouda Patil, along with 400 of his followers, tendered their resignation and announced that they were joining the Janata Dal (Secular).
- In May 2020, he donated three months’ salary as the MLA of the Bijapur legislative constituency to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
- Some reports suggested following the public appeal made by B. S. Yediyurappa’s government for celebrating Diwali in an eco-friendly manner, Yatnal shared a post on social media on 9 November 2020 and suggested that other religions should also commemorate their festivals differently. He pointed out that there should be a “soundless Friday”, “bloodless Eid al-Adha”, and a “crackerless 31st December night.” The Week
- The politician made some bizarre methods to control the population growth in India while speaking at a meeting as part of the quarterly Karnataka Development Program (KDP) on 25 July 2022. Some reports suggested that while responding to the then Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer, Rahul Shinde, who pointed out that there was a lack of gynaecologists to work at the taluk hospitals in the state, Yatnal said that he did observe the long ques of pregnant women at the hospitals and later suggested the district surgeon to prioritize treating pregnant women who have less than three children over treating pregnant women who have more than three children.
- In August 2022, while speaking to reporters about the 2023 legislative assembly elections, Basangouda said that he possessed all qualities and was an eligible leader to be named the Chief Ministerial candidate of the BJP in Karnataka. He pointed out that if the BJP contested the election under his leadership, they would get 150 seats in the 2023 legislative assembly elections. Yatnal added that the high command of the party would make necessary changes ahead of the assembly elections to ensure the victory of the BJP.
- The politician was one of the first BJP leaders in Karnataka who openly hinted about the possible exit of B. S. Yediyurappa in 2021 without completing the tenure as the CM of the state.
- In an interview, former MLA of the Bijapur City assembly constituency and the Bharatiya Janata Party leader Appasaheb Pattanashetty accused Basangouda Patil Yatnal of blackmailing the BJP state leaders; he alleged that Yatnal obtained a BJP ticket to contest the 2023 legislative assembly election from the Bijapur City assembly constituency through unjustified means. This was not the first time Appasaheb Pattanashetty criticised Basangouda; Pattanashetty labelled Basangouda a hypocrite and an opportunistic politician in 2019.
- Congress leader Siddaramaiah landed in controversy when some reports suggested that he visited a temple after consuming non-vegetarian food. While speaking about this in an interview, the BJP leader challenged the former Karnataka Chief Minister to visit a mosque after eating pork.
- Yatnal, in an interview, said that he would cover the cost of one show of the film The Kashmir Files for a week. He added that the film showed the atrocities which were done to the Kashmiri pandits and Hindus and said that the people of his constituency needed to watch the film so that they would understand what happened in Kashmir and help them to avoid similar incidents in the future.
- On 18 April 2023, he filed his nomination as a BJP candidate from the Bijapur City assembly constituency for the 2023 legislative assembly election; Basangouda Patil Yatnal was a star campaigner for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the assembly election campaigns.