Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency

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Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಗ್ರಾಮಾಂತರ ಲೋಕ ಸಭೆ ಚುನಾವಣಾ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ) is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka state in southern India. This constituency came into existence in 2008 following the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies. It comprises seven assembly segments which were earlier part of the erstwhile Kanakapura Lok Sabha constituency, abolished in 2008. Currently D. K. Suresh of Indian National Congress represents this constituency.

Assembly segments[edit]

Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency presently comprises the following 8 Legislative Assembly segments:[1]

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District
131 Kunigal None Tumkur
154 Rajarajeshwarinagar None Bangalore Urban
176 Bangalore South None Bangalore Urban
177 Anekal SC Bangalore Urban
182 Magadi None Ramanagaram
183 Ramanagaram None Ramanagaram
184 Kanakapura None Ramanagaram
185 Channapatna None Ramanagaram

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election results[edit]

General Election 1998[edit]

Indian general election, 1998: Bangalore Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Muniswamappa Srinivas 4,70,387
INC Dr. D. Premachandra Sagar 4,53,946
Janata Dal H.D. Kumaraswamy 2,60,859
BSP Muniyappa 15,732
Majority 16,441
Turnout 12,28,049
BJP hold Swing

General Election 2009[edit]

Indian general election, 2009: Bangalore Rural[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JD(S) H.D. Kumaraswamy 4,93,302 44.73
BJP C. P. Yogeeshwara 3,63,027 32.92
INC Tejasvini Gowda 1,92,822 17.48
Majority 1,30,275 11.81
Turnout 11,02,833 57.92
JD(S) gain from INC Swing

By-election 2013[edit]

By election, 2013: Bangalore Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC D. K. Suresh 5,78,000
JD(S) Anitha Kumaraswamy 4,56,000
Majority 1,22,000
Turnout 10,42,878
INC gain from JD(S) Swing

General Election 2014[edit]

Indian general election, 2014: Bangalore Rural[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC D. K. Suresh 6,52,723
BJP Muniraju Gowda P. 4,21,243
JD(S) R. Prabhakara Reddy 3,17,870
Turnout 11,02,833 57.92
INC hold Swing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Satish Kumar, B. S. (22 March 2009). "It is a study in contrasts constituency watch". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Constituency Wise Detailed Results". Election Commission of India. pp. 61–62. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". ECI.