03 October 2022

MPs of Bellary


MPs of Bellary

Bellary Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 28 Lok Sabha (constituencies) in Karnataka state in southern India. This constituency is reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled tribes.

 Presently, Bellary Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:


Constituency number


Reserved for (SC/ST/None)

















Bellary City








 Members of Parliament

 Mysore State:

1951: Tekur Subramanyam, Indian National Congress

1957: Tekur Subramanyam, Indian National Congress

1962: Tekur Subramanyam, Indian National Congress

 Tekur Subramanyam was an Indian Freedom Fighter and politician from Bellary, India. For his involvement in the independence movement, he was jailed several times by the British Colonial administration, many times at Bellary's Allipura Jail. Mr.Tekur was the first post-independence MP of Bellary, elected thrice in a row since 1952, He was also the Political Secretary to India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

 1967: V.K.R.V. Rao, Indian National Congress

 1971: V.K.R.V. Rao, Indian National Congress

 V. K. R. V. Rao (Vijayendra Kasturi Ranga Varadaraja Rao) (1908–1991) was a prominent Indian economist, politician, professor and educator. He was born on July 8, 1908 at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu to Kasturirangachar and Bharati Bai.

 Early life:      He had his early schooling in Tindivanam and Madras (Chennai). He was a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan. He served as a Union Minister for the Education in 1971, elected as member for Bellary in 1967 and 1971. He was awarded a Ph.D. in 1937 from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. The title of his doctoral thesis was "The national income of British India, 1931-1932". He studied with John Maynard Keynes.

 Honours:       Rao received many awards that include: Cobdon Club Medal in Political Economy (1927), Lord Minto Scholarship (1927–29), Dakshina Fellowship (1927–29), Madan Memorial Lecture in Indian Currency, Bombay (1931), Sir Mangaldas Nathubhai Traveling Fellowship, Bombay University (1932–35), Carton Studentship in Social Sciences, Great Britain (1934–36), Sir Thomas Greshan Research Studentship, Caius College, Cambridge (1934–36) Adam Smith Prize, Cambridge and Dadabhai Nauroji Memorial Prize (1934). Academic Honours include Honorary D.Litt. from Delhi, Jabalpore, Indore, Andhra and Nagpur Universities, Hon D.C.L. from Oxford University, Honorary Professorship of Osmania, Andhra Universities, Hon. Fellowship of Conville and Caius College, Cambridge.

 Institute builder: Rao established three noted institutions in Social Science research in India: Delhi School of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth and the Institute for Social and Economic Change. He was also instrumental in establishing the Indian Council of Social Science Research, Agro-economic Centres and Population Research Centres. He created an autonomous public body in the form of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. This was established under the Societies Registration Act (1860) on 30 July 1969 at Delhi. All the 3 institutions founded by him, even today maintain very close intra-institutional relationship. Another organization that owes its present prominence to Rao’s vision is the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. He was the third president of Delhi Karnataka Sangha.

 Publications: Notable among his works are: Taxation of Income in India (1931), An essay on India’s National Income -1925-29 – (1936); The National Income of British India (1940); India and International Currency Plans (1945); Post-War Rupee (1948); Gandhian Alternative to Western Socialism (1970); Values and Economic Development – The Indian Challenge (1971); the Nehru Legacy (1971); Swami Vivekananda – Prophet of Vedantic Socialism (1978); Many Languages and One Nation – the Problem of Integration (1979); India’s National Income 1950-80 (1983) Food, Nutrition and Poverty (1982); Indian socialism: Retrospect and Prospect (1982), etc. He was awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1974.

 Positions held: He served as Planning Adviser Food Department (1945–46), Food and Economic Adviser, Government of India at Washington (1946–47); Director, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi (1948–57); Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi (1957–60); Director, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi (1960–63); Member, Planning Commission (1963–66); Union Cabinet Minister for Transport and Shipping (1967–69); Union Cabinet Minister for Education & Youth Services (1969–71); Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (1972–77); National Professor, Government of India (1985-1990).

 Memberships/associations: Notable among the learned bodies and conferences with which he was associated are: Corresponding Member, Institute de Science Economique, Paris; Correspondent, Royal Economic Society, London; Hon. Member, Japan Economic Research Centre, Delhi Karnataka Sangha, Tokyo; Member, Governing Body, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth; Member, Governing Body, International Economic Association; Member, Governing Body, International Institute for Educational Planning; President, Indian Agricultural Economic Conference; etc. etc. He was member of several Commissions and Committees, prominent among which being Member-Secretary, Bombay Economic Industrial Survey Committee; Chairman, U.N Sub-Commission for Economic Development (which led to the establishment of the soft loan window of the World Bank, the IDA; Member, Taxation Enquiry Commission, Member, National Income Committee; Member, Planning Advisory Board, Government of India; Chairman, U.N Sub-Committee on Experts on Levels of Living; etc.


1977: K.S. Veerabhadrappa, Indian National Congress

1980: R.Y. Ghorpade, Indian National Congress

1984: Basavarajeshwari, Indian National Congress

1989: Basavarajeshwari, Indian National Congress

1991: Basavarajeshwari, Indian National Congress

 Basavarajeshwari (1921 or 22 – 2008) was an Indian politician from Bellary, Karnataka. She belonged to the Lingayat community and was the Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development in the P.V. Narasimha Rao Ministry.

 1996: K.C. Kondaiah, Indian National Congress

1998: K.C. Kondaiah, Indian National Congress

 K.C. Kondaiah (born 10 July 1950), is an Indian politician and presently a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council from Bellary. He is a former member of the (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) from Karnataka.

 An ardent partisan of the Nehru-Gandhi family. He paved the way and was instrumental in Sonia Gandhi's win from Bellary Lok Sabha Constituency in 1999.

 Early life and background: Mr. Kondaiah started out as a farmer after his schooling. He was a quick learner and was instrumental in turning his family business into a profit making affair. He then in 1980 along with a group of friends started a steel company namely Bellary Steels and Alloys Limited. Started with a steel rolling mill they quickly The Steel Melt Shop was commissioned in the year 1987, with an initial capacity of 18,000 TPA. The capacity was enhanced to 50,000 TPA,in 1988. In the year 1995, the Electric Arc Furnace was replaced by an ultra high power Eccentric Bottom Tapping (EBT) furnace. The Direct Reduced Iron Plant was commissioned during the year 1992 – 93. This was the first of its kind in South India. Inspired by its successful performance BSAL embarked upon a new venture - a most modern Integrated Steel Plant with a capacity of 500000 TPA having a layout provision to expand to 2 MTPA.

 Political career: He was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha in 1996 from Bellary constituency in 1996. In the 11th Lok Sabha (1996–97) he was a member o

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