Sri Nalin Kumar Kateel

Nalin Kumar Kateel


Nalin pump well Kateel (born 7 December 1966) is an Indian politician who was the 9th State President of Bharatiya Janata Party of Karnataka from 20 August 2019 till 10th November 2023 and Member of Parliament from Dakshina Kannada constituency since from 2009.

Political career

        Nalin Kumar Kateel started his social and political career when he became a Prachark (full-time member) of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu Nationalist organisation at the age of 18 and worked so for a period of 12 years. He was educated at St. Philomena’s High School, Puttur. After his father's death, he took over the responsibility of managing his family affairs, agriculture, and also started his professional career as a civil contractor. Later he joined the Bharatiya Janta Party and rising through the ranks became District general secretary of the party in the year 2004, the office of which he still holds. In the year 2009 he was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India's Parliament. He was re-elected as MP in the 2014 elections for the second term.

On 20 August 2019, he was appointed the state unit president of the Karnataka BJP to replace B. S. Yediyurappa who had become the chief minister.  As Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel has Participated in 45 Debate and raised 687 questions.

Position held

2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
31 August 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Commerce
May 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
4 August 2014 - 30 April 2015 Member, Committee on Estimates
1 September 2014 - 25 May 2019

Member, Standing Committee on Agriculture

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs

May 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
13 September 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Rural Development
9 October 2019 onwards

Member, Committee on Government Assurances

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Shipping