B. R. Patil is an Indian politician who won the 2023 election and became a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Aland constituency.
Bhojaraj Ramchandrappa Patil My Neta was born on Tuesday, 15 November 1949 (age 74 years; as of 2023) in Sarasamba, Aland Taluk, Gulbarga, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He studied at Government High School, Hodlur, Karnataka. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in arts at Sharnbasveshwar Residential Public School, Gulbarga, Karnataka and L.L.B degree at Seth Shankarlal Lahoti Law College, Kalaburagi. My Neta Patil’s father, Ramachandrappa, was a freedom fighter who stood against the Razakar Army of the ruling Nizam. Unfortunately, Ramachandrappa passed away when Patil was only two years old. After that, Patil’s mother took care of him and his two siblings, facing many hardships. She worked very hard to take care of three distant farmlands. Despite this, she ensured that her sons received an education without burdening them with her own struggles. According to Patil, his mother was a religious person who didn’t have a formal education, but she loved reading religious texts like Puranas and other spiritual writings. Since Patil’s father was not around, his mother had a big influence on his childhood. She showed strength during tough times, was devoted to her religious beliefs, and taught him discipline, generosity, and honesty. She instilled important values in him. Another significant influence in Patil’s life was his uncle, Sharannappa Patil, who hailed from Keshegaon, Maharashtra. He was a revolutionary who followed the teachings of Patil’s father, Ramachandra, during India’s struggle for independence. After independence, Sharannappa became a politician. He played a fatherly role in Patil’s life and passed on the leadership qualities he learned from his brother-in-law Ramachandra to his nephew Patil. In doing so, he became a bridge between the absent father and the young child. During his childhood, he was quite active and mischievous, but he also noticed the hardships faced by the villagers. As he got older, he turned into a leader with a desire to bring positive changes and solve the problems faced by the villagers. In an interview, he recalled that when he was in high school, he displayed his leadership skills by forming a group of young people to put an end to the bootleggers’ harmful liquor production that was affecting the villagers.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black (Semi-bald)
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Patil’s father’s name is Ramchandrappa M Patil. He was a freedom fighter who died in 1951. His mother’s name is Gangabai R Patil. He has two brothers.
Wife & Children
Patil is married to Bharathi, who is a homemaker.
He has a son and two daughters.
Patil follows Hinduism.
Patil resides at 172, LIG, KHB Colony, Shanthi Nagar, Gulbarga.
When he was in college, he became the President of the Students Union at SSL College in Gulbarga. During that time, he actively took part in peace and solidarity movements. He even went on a study tour to Israel and participated in the International Youths Festival at Masco. He also got involved in the Jaya Prakash Movement and had to spend six months in imprisonment for it.
Patil served as a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from the Nargund constituency from 1978 to 1983. He was also a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from the Aland constituency from 1983 to 1988. In 1983, Patil joined the Janata Party and was a member of the party till 1985. In 1985, he contested the assembly elections and lost the Aland Assembly seat. On 5 September 1991, he was elected as the Deputy Chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council where he served till 7 July 1994. In 1994, he joined the Janata Dal (Secular). In the same year, he contested and lost the assembly elections from the Aland constituency. In 1999, he again contested the assembly election but lost the Aland Assembly seat. In 2004, he was elected as the Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from the Aland constituency and served there till 2008. In 2008, he again contested from Aland Assembly seat but lost the elections. In 2013, he joined the Karnataka Janatha Paksha. From 2013 to 2018, he served as a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from the Aland constituency. In 2017, he joined the Indian National Congress. On 13 May 2023, he was elected as the Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from the Aland constituency.
Taken into custody for causing a road traffic disruption near Shahabazar Naka
In 2006, B. R. Patil and around 300 of his supporters were arrested by the police for organizing a protest called “rasta roko andolan” at Shahabazar Naka, on the outskirts of Gulbarga city. They were demanding that the government take action against the contractor AK Patel, who had not finished constructing the highway that passed through the Aland constituency. The Times of India
- Cash: Rs. 5,55,000
- Bank Deposits: Rs. 6,56,116
- Jewellery: Rs. 83,25,500
- Agricultural Land: Rs. 32,00,000
- Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 25,00,000
- Commercial Buildings: Rs. 93,00,000
- Residential Buildings: Rs. 1,40,00,000
His approximate net worth is Rs. 3 Crore.
- His hobbies include reading books and travelling.
- On 25 July 2023, a letter written by him to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was widely shared on the internet. In the letter, he claimed that ministers were not releasing funds for his constituency and accused the district in-charge minister, Priyank Kharge, of not providing funds as well. When the media questioned him, he initially admitted to writing the letter, but later he said the letter was fake. He accused someone of creating the fake letter to create a divide between him and Priyank Kharge. In an interview, he said,
The letter purportedly written to the CM is fake. Someone has made the letter viral using my fake letterhead. I have a serial number on my letterhead. This is a copy of the letter head that I had when I was an MLA earlier. It has Shanti Nagar house address. The new letterhead has the address of Akka Mahadevi Colony residence. This letter has been planted to create a rift between me and Minister Priyank Kharge. I will lodge a complaint with the SP in this regard. The BJP might have done this.”
According to reports, many Congress MLAs were said to have signed the letter addressed to the Chief Minister. Basavaraj Rayareddy, the Congress legislator from Yelburga, confirmed that he signed the letter written by Patil.
- In 2023, Patil expressed his concerns about the Fasal Bima Yojana, stating that it not only harmed farmers but also exploited and robbed them. He highlighted the importance of improving agriculture markets. Patil also pointed out that farmers who grow perishable fruits and vegetables faced vulnerability as their produce was spoiled quickly if not sold promptly to traders. Additionally, he criticized insurance companies for charging high premiums but offering meagre payouts when farmers made claims, while these companies made substantial profits themselves.