Uttara Kannada (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Uttara Kannada [ edit ]
Current MP Ananth Kumar Hegde
Party BJP
Elected Year 2014
State Karnataka
Total Electors 1,450,599
Most Successful Party INC (6 times)

Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha constituency (formerly known as Kanara Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 28 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Karnataka state in southern India. Following the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies in 2008, the constituency was renamed, Ankola legislative assembly segment was abolished and a new legislative assembly segment, Yellapur came into existence.[1]

Assembly segments[edit]

Before delimitation in 2008, the erstwhile Kanara Lok Sabha constituency comprised the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:[2]

  1. Sirsi
  2. Bhatkal
  3. Kumta
  4. Ankola
  5. Karwar
  6. Haliyal
  7. Kittur
  8. Khanapur

Presently, after delimitation, Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following eight Legislative assembly segments:[1]

  1. Khanapur
  2. Kittur
  3. Haliyal
  4. Karwar
  5. Kumta
  6. Bhatkal
  7. Sirsi
  8. Yellapur

Six Legislative Assembly segments: Karwar, Kumta, Bhatkal, Yellapur, Sirsi and Haliyal are in Uttara Kannada district and two Legislative Assembly segments: Kittur and Khanapur are in Belgaum district.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Results[edit]

General Election, 2014: Uttara Kannada [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Anant Kumar Hegde 5,46,939 54.6%
INC Prashant R. Deshpande 4,06,239 40.6%
Margin of victory 140,700 14.1%
Turnout 10,01,038 69.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Congress has an uphill task ahead Constituency watch". Udayavani. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha, Volume III" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. pp. 411–2. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha, Volume I" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. p. 89. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha constituency results 2014". 

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