Dr. Tejashwini Sreeramesh
(born 11 November, 1966) is a member of the 14th
Lok Sabha of India.
represents the Bengaluru Rural constituency of Karnataka and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC)
She was born in
Early life and education
Tejashwini was born on 11 November 1966 to Muinajappa and
Munithayamma at Doddarayappanahalli, near Kanivenarayanapura
in Bangalore Rural
district. She holds a masters degree in Political Science and a
bachelor's degree in Law from Vivekanda Law College, Bangalore. She
is also a Philosophiae Doctor from Bangalore University. She
married Sreeramesh on 12 May, 2000. She has a son and a
Life as a Journalist
Before joining politics, Tejashwini was a research scholar and used
to write on various aspects of life and society. She has also travelled
into the tribal belts of Chattisgarh and Bastar to produce
Her populartiy among the crowds increased immensely after she
started to host the chart show "Mukha Mukhi"
it means face to face). Her popularity
started to increase after she interviewed many political
personalities. Her chat show was able to increase the popularity
due to its content, which asked questions related to politicians
inter-party squabblings and corruption.
Taking the advantage of her popularity, before the 14th Loksabha
elections Tejashwini joined the Indian National Congress
fielded against the former prime minister of India H D Deve Gowda in the Kanakapura (Bangalore-Rural) Lok Sabha constituency.
She was given the ticket from the Congress party on the last day of
nominations. She was able to win the a margin of over one lakh
votes. Also in the contest was Bharatiya Janata Party
She is the
candidate of INC from the Bengaluru Rural Constituency in
the General Elections 2009.
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