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Profession: Politician, Advocate
Wife: Shilpa Jagadish Shettar
DOB: 17/12/1955

Jagadish Shettar

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Full nameJagadish Shivappa Shettar [1]The Hindu Business Line
ProfessionPolitician, Advocate
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 167 cm
in meters- 1.6 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Politics
Political Party• Indian National Congress (INC) (2023-present)
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• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (1986-2023)
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Political Journey• 1990: President of Hubli Rural Unit of the BJP
• 1994: BJP President of the Dharwad district
• Elected as MLA from the Hubli Rural Constituency in 1994 (Vidhan Sabha)
• 1996: Karnataka State BJP Secretary
• 1999: Elected as MLA from the Hubli Rural Constituency
• Served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in 1999
• Elected as MLA from the Hubli Rural Constituency in 2004
• 2005: State President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (Karnataka)
• Served as Karnataka Revenue Minister for a year between 18 February 2006 and 8 October 2007 during the tenure of Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy
• Elected as MLA from the Hubli-Dharwad Central Constituency in 2008
• 2008: Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
• Served as the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (Karnataka) between 2009 and 2011
• 2012: Chief Minister of Karnataka (12 July 2012 - 13 May 2013)
• Elected as MLA from the Hubli-Dharwad Central Constituency in 2013
• Served as the leader of Karnataka BJP's legislative party (2013-2023)
• Served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly between 2013 and 2018
• 2018: Elected as MLA from the Hubli-Dharwad Central Constituency
• Served as the Karnataka State Minister of Large & Medium Industries between 20 August 2019 and 28 July 2021
• Quit the BJP and tendered his resignation as MLA on 16 April 2023
• Joined Congress on 17 April 2023
Jagadish Shettar joined Congress
• Rejoined the BJP on 25 January 2024
Jagadish Shettar after rejoining the Bharatiya Janata Party
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 December 1955 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2022) 67 Years
BirthplaceKerur, Bagalkot, Karnataka
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
HometownBadami, Bagalkot, Karnataka
SchoolBasel Mission Primary School, Hubballi, Karnataka
Basel Mission Higher Secondary School, Kamaripeth, Hubballi, Karnataka
College/UniversityJagadguru Gangadhar College of Commerce, Hubballi, Karnataka
JSS College, Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) [2]MyNeta
ReligionHinduism (Lingayatism) [3]The News Minute
CasteBalija
AddressMadhura Estate 2nd Cross, Kalyan Nagar, Hubballi-580023 [4]Deccan Herald
HobbiesReading
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
WifeShilpa Jagadish Shettar
Shilpa Shettar
ChildrenSon- 2
• Prashant Shettar Jagadish Shettar with his family
• Sankalp Shettar Sankalp Shettar
ParentsFather- Shivappa Shivamurthappa Shettar (advocate and mayor; deceased)
Mother- Basavannemma Shivappa Shettar (deceased)
SiblingsBrother- 2
• Pradeep Shettar (Member of Karnataka Legislative Council since 2016) Pradeep Shettar
• Mohan Shettar
Sister- Vijaya
UncleSadashiva Shettar (former Karnataka MLA)
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 3,51,000
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 12,21,918
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 1,69,720
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 10,26,832
• Personal loans: Rs. 1,51,85,781
• Jewellery: Rs. 20,59,470
• Other assets: Rs. 89,880

Immovable Assets
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 45,000
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 41,00,000
• Commercial/Residential Buildings: Rs. 9,10,00,000

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. 9.5 crores

Note: The net worth was for the financial year 2018. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors). [5]MyNeta - Jagadish Shettar

Jagadish Shettar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jagadish Shettar

  • Jagadish Shettar is an Indian politician. He was the 15th Chief Minister of Karnataka. Shettar represented the Hubli Rural constituency in Karnataka between 1994 and 2008 and the Hubli-Dharwad Central Constituency in Karnataka between 2008 and 2023. He also served as Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He was a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member between 1986 and 2023. In April 2023, he joined the Indian National Congress (INC) ahead of the 2023 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election.
  • Jagadish Shettar was a member of the Akhila Bharatha Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) from his college days and later became a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary, volunteer organization.

    A photohgraph of Jagadish Shettar (third) during an RSS program on the eve of Vijaya Dashami held in Hubballi, Karnataka

    A photograph of Jagadish Shettar (third) during an RSS program on the eve of Vijaya Dashami held in Hubballi, Karnataka

  • In 1999, the BJP high command preferred the appointment of Shettar over senior BJP leader B.B. Shivappa as the Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. This decision did not go well among the Shivappa’s supporters, and in response, they vandalised the party office where Shettar was appointed as the Leader of the Opposition. The BJP expelled B.B. Shivappa from the party on the charges of indiscipline.
  • His uncle, Sadashiva Shettar, was a former Member of the Legislative Assembly from Hubli Constituency in Karnataka and he contested in the 1967 Mysore Legislative Assembly election on a ticket of the Jan Sangh party and became one of the first Jan Sangh leaders who got elected in the Karnataka State assembly elections in 1967.
  • Some reports suggested that the veteran politician was not in full agreement with the party leadership’s decision when they appointed him as the 18th Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly; he remained in the chair for nearly one and a half years and in November 2009, he became the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj in the B. S. Yediyurappa ministry.

    A photograph of Jagadish Shettar inspecting the works of Veerabhadreshwara Colony in Hubli

    A photograph of Jagadish Shettar inspecting the progress of the works of Veerabhadreshwara Colony in Hubli, Karnataka

  • His father, Shivappa Shivamurthappa Shettar, was consecutively elected as a member of the Hubli-Dharwad City Corporation for five terms. Shivamurthappa Shettar was the first Mayor of the Jan Sangh party in Southern India and he passed away on 31 January 2011. The SS Shettar Foundation in Hubballi, Karnataka, was founded by the politician in memory of his late father.
  • In 2012, he was appointed as the 15th Chief Minister of Karnataka by the high command of the BJP to put an end to the attempts of different factions to weaken the unity of the party ahead of the 2013 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election; Shettar was the third person to be appointed as the Chief Minister by the BJP between 2008 and 2012.
  • Jagadish Shettar, in his leisure time, loves reading.
  • Shettar was the Chief Minister candidate of the BJP in the 2013 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election and he retained the Hubli-Dharwad Central constituency by a margin of 17754 votes; however, the BJP suffered a humiliating defeat and lost about 70 seats compared to the 2008 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election.

    A photograph of Jagadish Shettar with his wife and son after casting their votes in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election

    A photograph of Jagadish Shettar with his wife and son after casting their votes in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election

  • In 2014, his son, Prashant Shettar, got married to the granddaughter of veteran Congress leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa.
  • His brother, Pradeep Shettar, became a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Council in 2016; Pradeep was a member of the BJP.
  • In 2017, his son, Sankalp Shettar, got married to the daughter of the former Minister of State of Railways Suresh Angadi and the Belgaum Lok Sabha constituency MP Mangal Suresh Angadi; Shradha Sankalp Shetter was on the board of directors of the Angadi School of Architecture (ASA), Belagavi, Karnataka.
  • He was undefeated in all of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections held between 1994 and 2018.

    Jagadish Shettar (extreme left) participating in the Vijaya Sankalpa Yatra road show

    Jagadish Shettar (extreme right) participating in the Vijaya Sankalpa Yatra roadshow

  • On 10 January 2020, his mother, Basavannemma Shivappa Shettar, passed away.
  • In 2020, the Hubballi Dharwad City District Congress Committee members filed a complaint against Sankalp Shettar, and the then Hubballi Dharwad East Constituency BJP President Prabhuraj Navalgundmath. The Congress workers pointed out that both the accused did not hold any government positions nor any constitutional authority to distribute the food and other essential kits which were sponsored by the Infosys Foundation to the Dharwad administration. Congress also alleged that the BJP workers claimed the kit was sponsored by the BJP while they distributed it among the people. [6]Deccan Herald
  • On 19 March 2023, Jagadish organized the first Hubballi Ugadi Utsav (festival) coordinating with the SS Shettar Foundation and other benefactors.

    A photograph of Jagadish Shettar with his family during the Hubballi Ugadi Utsav

    A photograph of Jagadish Shettar with his family during the Hubballi Ugadi Utsav

  • Shettar was one of the top veteran leaders in the Karnataka BJP after Yeddyurappa announced his retirement from electoral politics in 2022; however, Jagadish was asked to retire from electoral politics by the party leadership and was not given a party ticket to contest in the 2023 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election. Following this he left the BJP and lambasted the Karnataka BJP for humiliating him by denying him a party ticket at the last moment.

  • Following Shettar’s exit from the BJP, in an interview, the BJP’s Parliamentary board member B. S. Yediyurappa heavily criticised the veteran politician and pointed out that his exit from the party and his decision to resign as the MLA of the Hubli-Dharwad Central constituency was an unforgivable crime.
  • Some reports suggested that the BJP high command offered him a position in the Union Council of Ministers and also allowed him to pick the candidate to represent the Hubli-Dharwad Central constituency in Karnataka; however, the veteran leader rejected their offer and insisted that he would either join another party or contest in the election as an independent candidate.
  • On 17 April 2023, he joined the Indian National Congress (INC) after leaving the BJP a day earlier; he represented the Hubli-Dharwad Central constituency as a BJP candidate for nearly 30 years. In 2023, he was fielded by the Indian National Congress from the Hubli-Dharwad Central constituency.

  • On 19 April 2023, he filed his nomination as an INC candidate from the Hubli-Dharwad Central constituency for the 2023 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election.