M Krishnappa is a second term MLA from Bangalore South Constituency, that includes Begur which holds historical importance and the Jigni industrial area. The BJP website states that Krishnappa began his political career in 1983 helping with his brother’s campaign and was first elected in the 2006 Zilla Panchayat elections to Uttarahalli which was still not part of the Greater Bengaluru. In 2011 he became the Deputy Chairman of BMTC. The PUC pass MLA states his occupation as entrepreneur of cottage industries.
More info: MyNeta profile of Krishnappa
According to his affidavit, his annual income has grown from Rs 21,76,950 in 2013 to Rs 3,19,53,840 in 2018, while his wife’s income has decreased from Rs 74,99,020 to Rs 29,94,120 in 2018.
Source of income of Krishnappa: Rentals and money from sold real estate (capital gain)
Source of income / occupation of his wife: Industrialist
Movable assets of Krishnappa and his wife, according to 2018 affidavit: Rs 7,28,72,712 and Rs 5,98,54,844.
Immovable assets of Krishnappa and his wife: Rs 54,03,01,770 and Rs 14,64,32,355.
Liabilities of Krishnappa and his wife in 2018 affidavit: Rs 6, 76,06,394 and Rs 7,02,57,985
M Krishnappa in the Assembly
- Attendance % in Assembly: 70
- Starred Questions: 1
- Unstarred Questions: 0
(Source: Bengaluru Political Action Committee)
M Krishnappa in the news
December 9, 2014: Justice Y Bhaskar Rao declared that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from the Bangalore South constituency, M Krishnappa, should not continue to hold his post as the Lokayukta is satisfied that allegations against him were substantiated in denotification case.
December 11, 2014: Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala rejected the Lokayukta order to dismiss the MLA from his duties after the Lokayukta found evidence in the denotification case against the MLA.
November 23, 2015: In a discussion on Bengaluru’s garbage problem, M Krishnappa highlighted the issues, M Krishnappa explained how people in Lakshmipura, Avalahalli and Bingipura have been bearing the brunt of unwanted garbage from the city.
September 21, 2017: M Krishnappa was unhappy with BJP’s decision to let Varaprasad Reddy who had previously contested for the BBMP Council from Uttarahalli ward.
December 10, 2017: During the BJP rally held at RBI grounds, the MLA advertised the work he had done through props and T-shirts.
February 6, 2018: The residents are unhappy with poor street lighting, water issues and, lack of good garbage disposal system in a constituency analysis by oneindia.com.