Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Karnataka’s Bangalore South seat is BJP’s bastion
The BJP had fielded young leader Tejasvi Surya and he will fight Congress’ senior leader BK Hariprasad, A Raju of Bahujan Samaj Party among others from the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat this year.Updated: Apr 12, 2019 14:02 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party has never lost an election from the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka since 1991.
KV Gowda won the seat for the first time for the BJP in 1991 and late Union minister Ananth Kumar represented the constituency between 1996 and 2018. Ananth Kumar died in November last year and the Bangalore South constituency has been vacant since then.
The BJP had fielded young leader Tejasvi Surya and he will fight Congress’ senior leader BK Hariprasad, A Raju of Bahujan Samaj Party among others from the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat this year.
All the 28 parliamentary constituencies in Karnataka will vote in the second and third rounds of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election. The results will be declared on May 23.
Here are a few details about Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Bangalore South
Polling date: April 18
2019 candidates: Tejasvi Surya (BJP) BK Hariprasad (Congress), A Raju (BSP)
Sitting MP, party: Ananth Kumar (late)
Winning margin in 2014: 228,575
Runner up name, party: Nandan Nilekani, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,113,726
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 55.69%
Number of women voters in 2014: 948,566
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,926