Kanakapura (Lok Sabha constituency)

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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

Members of Parliament[edit]

See Bangalore Rural (Lok Sabha constituency)

Election results[edit]

  • 1996 Lok Sabha

H D Kumaraswamy (Janatha Dal) - winner

  • 1998 Lok Sabha

M.Srinivas (BJP) : 470,387
Dr. D. Premachandra Sagar (INC) : 453,946
H D Kumaraswamy (Janatha Dal) : came third

  • 1999 Lok Sabha

M.V.Chandrashekara Murthy (INC) : 532,910
M. Srinivas (BJP) : 498,893

  • 2002 Lok Sabha (by-poll).

H. D. Devegowda (Janata Dal Secular): 5,81,709
D. K. Shivakumar (Congress) : 5,29,133
K. S. Eshwarappa (BJP) : 2,28,134

  • 2004 Lok Sabha.

Tejaswini Ramesh (a.k.a. Tejaswini Gowda), Congress : 584,238
Ramachandra Gowda (BJP) : 467,575
Deve Gowda (JD(S)) : The former PM came third. [2] [3]

  • The constituency ceased to exist in 2008 when seats were re-arranged as per the latest population spread.
  • Results in tabular form
2002 By elections: Kanakapura [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
JD(S) Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda 5,81,709 41.35 +27.99
INC Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar 5,29,133 37.61 -5.78
BJP K. S. Eshwarappa 2,28,134 16.22 -24.21
Majority 52,576 3.74
Turnout 14,08,007
Swing to JD(S) from INC Swing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.rediff.com/news/2006/jan/19spec.htm
  2. ^ https://www.news18.com/news/politics/14-years-after-defeating-deve-gowda-tejaswini-may-take-on-son-kumaraswamy-for-bjp-1710677.html
  3. ^ http://www.indiavotes.com/pc/detail/6846/43/14
  4. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". ECI. Retrieved 21 May 2014.

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