BK Hariprasad: News

BK Hariprasad is a senior leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) and former Member of Parliament (MP) from Karnataka. He joined the Congress in 1972 as a student activist and, over the years, has held a number of key positions within the party. He was the Vice-President of the All India Youth Congress in 1989-90. Between 2001 & 2006, Hariprasad was the Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and subsequently served as its General Secretary from 2006 till 2018. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha four times: in 1990, 2004, 2013, and 2014. Hariprasad has served on multiple Parliamentary Committees, including those on Urban Development (2004-10); Social Justice & Empowerment (2004-10); and Labor and Welfare (1991-96). He contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the Bangalore South constituency but lost to the BJP candidate, Tejasvi Surya. Hariprasad became a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Council in July 2020.

23 Jul 2023

Congress Party

Karnataka Congress rift: Senior leader caught bashing Siddaramaiah on video

Just months after coming to power in Karnataka, infighting in the Karnataka Congress has seemingly come to the fore after senior leader BK Hariprasad's recent controversial statements on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

17 Jan 2019


Amit Shah has 'suar ki beemari', says Congress MP

Senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad made derogatory remarks on the health of BJP President Amit Shah, saying he has contracted suar ki beemari (illness of pigs).

13 Aug 2018


Opposition parties that helped Harivansh Singh win are hypocrites: Congress

The Congress yesterday said the political parties that broke the opposition ranks to facilitate the victory of the NDA nominee in the election for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman had exposed their hypocrisy.

10 Aug 2018

Shashi Tharoor

Modi's remark on Congress's Hariprasad deleted by Rajya Sabha chairman

In an embarrassment to the ruling NDA, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expunged (deleted from records) PM Modi's remarks which he made on Thursday in the Upper House.