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Who is KR Ramesh Kumar?

KR Ramesh Kumar (b 1949) is an Indian politician who was the 16th speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 25 May 2018 to 29 July 2019 and member of the Indian National Congress from the state of Karnataka.

Karnataka Congress MLA K R Ramesh Kumar apologises after furore over ‘rape’ comment

Karnataka Congress MLA K R Ramesh Kumar apologises after furore over ‘rape’ comment
Karnataka Congress MLA K R Ramesh Kumar apologizes after furore over ‘rape’ comment

FACING severe backlash for his comment that “when rape is inevitable, lie down and enjoy it” while describing a situation in the Karnataka Assembly, former Speaker and senior Congress legislator K R Ramesh Kumar Friday apologized in the House and said that “people have given their verdict and accordingly I am begging their pardon”.

Kumar’s comment from Thursday drew widespread condemnation, including from his own party’s general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who described it as “indefensible”. Tweeting that she “wholeheartedly” condemns Kumar’s statement, Priyanka wrote: “It is inexplicable how anyone can ever utter such words, they are indefensible. Rape is a heinous crime. Full stop.”

On Friday, as several women MLAs raised the issue as soon as the Karnataka Assembly convened, Kumar said in a statement: “My intention was never to demean the prestige of this House or behave in an inferior way. I will not defend myself. I tender my sincere apology for my utterance during the proceedings of the House if it has hurt people from any part of the country.”

Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, who had laughed at Kumar’s remark on Thursday, also apologised to the members and asked them not to take the issue further.

On Thursday, when several MLAs demanded more time to discuss issues concerning farmers, the Speaker wondered aloud how he could run the session if time was allotted to everyone. Telling members to take a decision on their own, he looked at former Speaker Kumar and said, “I feel let’s enjoy the situation. I can’t keep this under control and take it forward in a systematic way.” It was in response to this comment that Kumar stood up and drew the comparison to rape.

On Friday, Kumar quoted Chinese philosopher Confucius and said: “To own a mistake, ends up in a single mistake. To deny a mistake amounts to multiple mistakes.” He also apologised to the Speaker for the statement that made him laugh and thereby draw criticism.

KR Ramesh Kumar Biography, Wiki

Kandam Ramaiah Ramesh Kumar was born on the 22nd of November in the year 1949 and presently his age is 72 years. He is 5ft 7in tall. He hails from Addagal Srinivaspur Taluk, Kolar district in India.

Kumar is an Indian politician as he is considered to be the 16th speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 25 May, the year 2018 to 29 July, the year 2019.

Ramesh Kumar was also a member of the Indian National Congress of the Karnataka state. Ramesh studied at the University of Bangalore. The full name of KR. Ramesh is K. Ramappa Ramesh Kumar.

KR Ramesh Kumar Biography Wikipedia
KR Ramesh Kumar
Real NameKandam Ramaiah Ramesh Kumar
Profession  Politician
GenderMale
Wife NameVijaya Ramesh Kumar
Marital StatusMarried
Physical Status 
Age72 Years (Approx)
Heightin Feet Inches- Not Known in meters- Not Known in centimeters- Not Known
Weightin Kilograms- Not Known in Pounds- Not Known
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 22 November 1949
Birth PlaceAdagalu, India
Zodiac signNot Known
NationalityIndian
School NameNot Known
College NameNot Known
QualificationsGraduate
Family Profile
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
Children’sNot Known
Career 
Source Of IncomeGovt. Salary
Net Worth, SalaryNot Known

KR Ramesh Kumar Career

Ramesh Kumar met Devaraj when he was a student and got encouraged by him during his college days. He was interested in joining politics because of Devraj only.

In the year 1994, KR. Ramesh Kumar became one of the Speakers at the assembly for his first stint. In the year 2016, KR. KR. Ramesh held the Health and Family Welfare Ministry for the Karnataka government.

Ramesh was later elected as the speaker of the 15th Karnataka Legislative Assembly in the year 2018 after being the JD(S) and Congress unity. KR. Ramesh Kumar is from the INC who presents the Srinivaspur constituency in the district of Kolar in Karnataka.

K.R. Ramesh Kumar began his political professional career in the seventies by connecting with INC. Later, Ramesh joined the BJP in the mid of 1980s and afterward with the Janata Dal in the 1990s. At the beginning of the year, 2000 Kumar came back into the INC party.

KR Ramesh Kumar Wife

KR Ramesh Kumar’s wife’s name is Vijaya Ramesh Kumar. He got married to her more years ago. and their children’s details are not known.

KR Ramesh Kumar Controversies

In 2019, Ramesh Kumar made an insensitive and crass humor statement in the Assembly where he compared himself with a rape survivor having to go repeated questioning during the discussion on the controversial audio clips that allegedly mentioned his name for taking Rs. 50 crore. 

After facing backlash from various women legislators, activists, and media, he apologized to the MLAs later, clarifying it as a media hype.

In 2021, Ramesh Kumar made a statement in the Karnataka assembly, “When rape is inevitable, lie down and enjoy.” Criticism for Kumar’s comments came from his own party members.

KR Ramesh Kumar Net Worth

K.R. Ramesh Kumar has a net worth of nearly around 10 to 20 crore INR as of 2021.

KR Ramesh Kumar FAQ’s

Who is KR Ramesh Kumar?

KR Ramesh Kumar (b 1949) is an Indian politician who was the 16th speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 25 May 2018 to 29 July 2019 and a member of the Indian National Congress from the state of Karnataka.

Why did Ramesh Kumar apologize?

FACING severe backlash for his comment that “when rape is inevitable, lie down and enjoy it” while describing a situation in the Karnataka Assembly, former Speaker and senior Congress legislator K R Ramesh Kumar Friday apologized in the House and said that “people have given their verdict and accordingly I am begging their pardon”.

How old is KR Ramesh Kumar?

KR Ramesh Kumar is currently 72 years old.

What is KR Ramesh Kumar’s net worth?

K.R. Ramesh Kumar has a net worth of nearly around 10 to 20 crore INR as of 2021.

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