A Krishnappa

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A Krishnappa

Personal details[change | change source]

A.Krishnappa hailed from the Yadava community and has brought a significant wave with the backward classes. Mr. Krishnappa began his political career in the year 1985 when he was elected as MLA. He represented the Varthur Assembly Constituency. Krishnappa stayed with the Congress Party (India) for almost three decades, left the party, and joined the Janata Dal (Secular) in the lay-in to the Assembly elections.

A Krishnappa
Portrait of Sri A Krishnappa - Indian politician from the state of Karnataka, India
Born10th April 1945
Died23rd April, 2014
K.R.Puram, Bengaluru
Cause of deathCardiac arrest
MonumentsKrishna Mahal
Political partyCongress, JD(S)
RelativesDA Gopala (Brother)

Political career[change | change source]

He contested as the Janata Dal (Secular) candidate from Tumkur parliamentary constituency in the ongoing elections and was confident of winning the seat. Being a former minister and a leader of backward classes as well, he was elected as the state JD(S) president in the month of September 2013 after H D Kumaraswamy called it a day to give up his position. While Mr. Krishnappa served at the Varthur constituency for almost four courses, that is twenty years in total and worked as a Minister for Animal Husbandry, Social Welfare, Horticulture, and Sugar.

After joining the JD(S) party, Mr. Krishnappa filled the post left by the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, H.D. Kumaraswamy. Kumaraswamy resigned from the post holding moralistic liability for the inadequate enforcement and performance of the party during those freshly decided bypolls in 2013. Following the polls, Mr. Deve Gowda said to press persons of The Hindu that by naming A. Krishnappa, one thing had been confirmed. It is that the JD(S) was not a political party of father and son as it was claimed by other political critics. “This is the testimony of the party’s concern for backward classes,” as mentioned in the news reports.

In the year 2015, The BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) election concerning the wards within the K R Puram Assembly Constituency had transformed into a personal argument in between the Congress MLA, Byrati Basavaraj, and former BJP MLA, N. S. Nandiesha Reddy. Until the year 2008, this constituency remained a Congress stronghold that was represented by Mr. A Krishnappa. But, Nandeesh Reddy gained victory in the assembly election during 2008 directing the BJP swing. This party, BJP further succeeded to acquire eight out of nine wards in the 2010 BBMP elections. Congress, on the other hand, acquired a win solely in the Basavanapura ward in K.R.Puram. It was a time where a Congress win would accommodate Basavaraju to additionally strengthen his post and make an appearance as the new leader in Bengaluru. While for Nandeesh Reddy, a win would encourage him to recover his grip on the constituency. [1]

After Nandeesh Reddy lost the assembly elections in 2013, he effected to show the way to Mr. Krishnappa’s daughter meeting corporator, Mrs. Poornima Srinivas, into the BJP. She had contested from the K R Puram ward. The news reports show that Mrs. Poornima believes that her father’s struggles and encouragement would support her to survive and withstand the party.

In the year 2013, N. Dharam Singh, former chief minister of Karnataka, Mr. Krishnappa along with a few other corporators of K R Puram looked over and examined the hanging bridge of Krishnarajapuram that was initiated on January 26, 2003, by the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Passing away[change | change source]

Mr. Krishnappa was the chairperson of the South East Asian (SEA) Education Trust. This former state president of JD(S) departed his life on April 23, 2014, Wednesday after undergoing a cardiac arrest. Mr. Krishnappa suffered a heart attack in the evening while he was playing badminton in his SEA college of Engineering at Ayyappa Nagar circle in K R Puram. News reports state that he was resting in the badminton arena around 6 in the evening during when he abruptly grieved of chest pain and collapsed in the court. Soon when he was rushed to the K R Puram Super Speciality Hospital, Dr. Ravi, who examined him, announced that Krishnappa had obstructed his arteries and departed his life at the age of 68. [2] Mr. Krishnappa’s body was brought to BVN High School in Devasandra, where he served as a committee member for more than a decade. It was kept for his supporters, companions, and other people to look at him for the last time. After which the news sources stated the mortal remains of Mr. Krishnappa was kept at his Devasandra home near K R Puram for people to advance respect and homage for the last time.

Other information[change | change source]

At the age of 68, Mr. Krishnappa's total assets were Rs. 70,18,33,242. [3] In another media communication with the Deccan Herald, Mr. Krishnappa had stated that for him playing badminton was the most reliable means of resting. He further told that he never seemed exhausted despite traveling essentially around 80 to 160 kilometers per day for election campaigning. A statue and a Mahal have been built in his SEA education institution to commemorate him. It is named after him as Krishna Mahal.

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  2. https://www.deccanherald.com/state/jds-candidate-krishnappa-passes-away-388611.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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