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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Congress holds Bangalore Rural seat in Karnataka

Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy won the Bangalore Rural seat in 2009, when the first Lok Sabha election was held after delimitation.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 12, 2019 13:56 IST
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HD Kumaraswamy resigned in 2013 to contest the Karnataka assembly election and Congress leader DK Suresh won the by-polls that year.
HD Kumaraswamy resigned in 2013 to contest the Karnataka assembly election and Congress leader DK Suresh won the by-polls that year.(HT)
         

The Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha was created in 2008 as part of the restructuring of parliamentary constituencies.

Janata Dal(Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy won the Bangalore Rural seat in 2009, when the first Lok Sabha election was held after delimitation. He resigned in 2013 to contest the Karnataka assembly election and Congress leader DK Suresh won the by-polls that year.

DK Suresh won the general election in 2014 as well and will contest again this year. He is up against Ashwathnarayangowda of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chinnappa Y Chikkahagade of the Bahujan Samaj Party among others from Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka.

All the 28 parliamentary constituencies in Karnataka will vote in the second and third rounds of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019. The results will be declared on May 23.

Here are a few details about the Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha seat:

State: Karnataka

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Bangalore Rural

Polling date: April 18

2019 candidates: DK Suresh (Congress) Ashwath Narayan Gowda (BJP) and Chinnappa Y Chikkahagade (BSP)

Sitting MP, party: DK Suresh, Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 231,480

Runner up name, party: P Muniraju Gowda, BJP

Number of voters in 2014: 1,455,244

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 66.44%

Number of women voters in 2014: 1,054,552

Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,497

First Published: Apr 10, 2019 18:08 IST

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