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Shri B.K. Hariprasad

Shri B.K. Hariprasad


Early Life

Shri BK Hariprasad was born in Bangalore on 29 July 1954.

Political Career

He joined the Indian National Congress in 1972, and held various positions in the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and Indian Youth Congress (IYC) in Karnataka before becoming the General Secretary of the NSUI in 1979 and subsequently Vice President of the IYC in 1989.

Shri Hariprasad was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1990 and 2004. He was appointed Joint Secretary of AICC in 1997-98 and became Secretary, AICC in 2001.

Shri Hariprasad distinguished himself in Parliament through participation on various parliamentary committees, viz the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Chemicals and Fertilisers, Health and Family Welfare from 1990 to 1996 and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban and Rural Development and Labour and Welfare from 1991 to 1996. He was a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development and Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment from 2004 to 2010. He sat in the Public Accounts Committee from 2009 to 2010.

He was also a member of the house Committee on Coconut Development Board and on the National Advisory Committee of NCC. Shri Hariprasad was a member of the CPP Executive Committee from 1994 to 1996.

Shri Hariprasad has represented India in various international fora, including the UN General Assembly in 2009.

Current Responsibility

In 2006, he was elevated to General Secretary AICC, a post he has held since.


He is married to Smt. Usha Hariprasad and has a daughter.

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