Bangalore Rural (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Existence2008–present
Current MPD. K. Suresh
PartyIndian National Congress
Elected Year2014
StateKarnataka
Total Electors2,190,397[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesKunigal, Rajarajeshwarinagar, Bangalore South, Anekal, Magadi, Ramanagara, Kanakapura, and Channapatna.[2]

Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 28 Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) constituencies in the South Indian state of Karnataka. This constituency was created in 2008 following the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies.

It comprises eight assembly segments of which seven are derived from the former Kanakapura Lok Sabha constituency (abolished in 2008).[2] It first held elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was H. D. Kumaraswamy of the Janata Dal (Secular) party. Kumaraswamy resigned his seat in 2013.[3] The by election that followed was won by D. K. Suresh of the Indian National Congress (INC). As of the latest election in 2014, Suresh represents this constituency.

History[edit]

Kanakapura Lok Sabha constituency was a former Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka state in southern India. It includes eight Assembly constituencies, namely Kanakapura, Ramanagaram, Channapatna, Magadi, Sathanur, Uttarahalli, Malavalli and Anekal. Out of them, Kanakapura, Ramanagaram, Channapatna, Magadi and Anekal assembly segments were retained in the Bangalore Rural constituency created in 2008 as part of delimitation in Karnataka. Sathanur was merged between Kanakapura, Ramanagaram and Channapatna constituencies. Malavalli became a part of Mandya constituency and Uttarahalli was reformed and Uttarahalli Circle was merged with new Bangalore South Assembly Constituency.

The new Assembly Constituencies Bangalore South, Anekal, and Rajarajeshwarinagar became a part of Bangalore Rural along with Kunigal Assembly Constituency from Tumkur district

Assembly segments[edit]

Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency presently comprises the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:[2]

Constituency number Name Reservation District
131 Kunigal None Tumkur
154 Rajarajeshwarinagar None Bangalore Urban
176 Bangalore South None Bangalore Urban
177 Anekal SC Bangalore Urban
182 Magadi None Ramanagara
183 Ramanagara None Ramanagara
184 Kanakapura None Ramanagara
185 Channapatna None Ramanagara

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Winner Party
Until 2008 The seat did not exist See Kanakapura (Lok Sabha constituency)
2009 H. D. Kumaraswamy Janata Dal (Secular)
2013^ D. K. Suresh Indian National Congress
2014
2019

^ by poll

Election results[edit]

General election 2009[edit]

2009 Indian general election: Bangalore Rural[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
JD(S) H. D. Kumaraswamy 493,302 44.73 N/A
BJP C. P. Yogeeshwara 363,027 32.92 N/A
INC Tejashwini Gowda 192,822 17.48 N/A
BSP Mohamed Hafeez Ullah 12,909 1.17 N/A
Independent T. M. Manchegowda 10,739 0.97 N/A
Independent D. Kumaraswamy 7,427 0.67 N/A
JD(U) C. Thopaiah 5,103 0.46 N/A
Independent K. Puttamadegowda 3,817 0.35 N/A
Independent K. Padmarajan 2,495 0.23 N/A
Independent Y. Chinnappa 2,067 0.19 N/A
Independent Kumaraswamy C. 2,054 0.19 N/A
Independent A. Chowrappa 1,997 0.18 N/A
Independent Agnishreenivas 1,811 0.16 N/A
Pyramid Party of India I. Venkateswara Reddy 1,700 0.15 N/A
Independent Krishnappa 1,563 0.14 N/A
Margin of victory 130,275 11.81 N/A
Turnout 1,102,833 57.92 N/A
JD(S) win (new seat)

By election 2013[edit]

By election, 2013: Bangalore Rural[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC D. K. Suresh 578,608 54.92 +37.44
JD(S) Anitha Kumaraswamy 441,601 41.92 -2.81
RPI(A) Kunigal Shivanna 9,399 0.89 N/A
Independent S. Siddaramaiah (Heggade) 6,057 0.58 N/A
JD(U) J. T. Prakash 3,245 0.31 -0.15
Independent J. Nataraju 3,230 0.31 N/A
Independent T. M. Manchegowda 2,945 0.28 -0.69
Kamarajar Deseeya Congress K. A. Mohan 1,871 0.18 N/A
Independent Madabal Jayaram 1,473 0.14 N/A
Karunaadu Party Budayya B. Pujeri 1,354 0.13 N/A
Independent Mallesha 1,347 0.13 N/A
Independent Kalaiah 1,116 0.11 N/A
Independent A. Chowrappa 1,112 0.11 -0.07
Margin of victory 137,007 13.00 +1.19
Turnout 1,053,358 52.03 -5.89
INC gain from JD(S) Swing

General election 2014[edit]

2014 Indian general election: Bangalore Rural[1][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC D. K. Suresh 652,723 44.85 -10.07
BJP Muniraju Gowda P. 421,243 28.95 N/A
JD(S) R. Prabhakara Reddy 317,870 21.84 -20.08
AAP Ravi Krishna Reddy 17,195 1.18 N/A
BSP C. Thopaiah 11,594 0.80 N/A
RPI(A) Basavegowda 6,154 0.42 -0.47
Independent Mallesha 5,420 0.37 +0.24
Independent Suresh 2,782 0.19 N/A
Independent M. P. Munawer Shariff 2,577 0.18 N/A
Independent S. Siddaramaiah (Heggade) 2,142 0.15 -0.43
Independent J. T. Prakash 1,503 0.10 N/A
Kamarajar Deseeya Congress K. A. Mohan 1,345 0.09 -0.09
Jai Vijaya Bharathi Party Shankarappa 1,008 0.07 N/A
Independent J. Nataraju 958 0.07 -0.24
Independent Kenchaiah 859 0.06 N/A
NOTA None of the above 9,871 0.68 N/A
Margin of victory 231,480 15.90 +2.90
Turnout 1,455,244 66.44 +14.41
INC hold Swing

General election 2019[edit]

2019 Indian general election: Bangalore Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC D. K. Suresh 8,78,258 54.15 +9.30
BJP Ashwath Narayan Gowda 6,71,388 41.40 +12.45
BSP Dr. Chinappa Y. Chikkahagade 19,972 1.23 +0.43
NOTA None of the Above 12,454 0.77 +0.09
Margin of victory 2,06,870 12.75 -3.15
Turnout 16,22,824 64.98 -1.46
INC hold Swing +9.30

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency wise Turnout for General Election - 2014". Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Satish Kumar, B. S. (22 March 2009). "It is a study in contrasts constituency watch". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Kumaraswamy, Cheluvarayaswamy to resign from Lok Sabha". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India. pp. 61–62. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Bangalore Rural" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer Karnataka. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Bangalore Rural". Election Commission of India. 17 May 2014. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.

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