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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Dakshina Kannada constituency in Karnataka

Karnataka’s 28 parliamentary seats will go to polls in two phases on April 18 and 23.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 12, 2019 17:02 IST
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In 2019, BJP’s Nalin Kumar Kateel won by a margin of close to 1.5 lakh votes and he defeated the Congress candidate Janardhana Poojary.
In 2019, BJP’s Nalin Kumar Kateel won by a margin of close to 1.5 lakh votes and he defeated the Congress candidate Janardhana Poojary. (Hindustan Times)
         

Dakshina Kannada constituency, created in 2008 as part of a delimitation exercise, comprises eight assembly segments – Belthangady, Moodabidri, Mangalore City North, Mangalore City South, Mangalore, Bantval, Puttur and Sullia which is reserved for members of Scheduled Castes.

In 2014, BJP’s Nalin Kumar Kateel won by a margin of close to 1.5 lakh votes and he defeated the Congress candidate Janardhana Poojary. In 2009, kateel had won by a much lower margin of 40,000 votes.

Karnataka’s 28 parliamentary seats will go to polls in two phases on April 18 and 23.

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Here are some details about Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha seat:

State: Karnataka

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Dakshina Kannada

Polling date: April 18

2019 candidates: Nalin Kumar Kateel (BJP), Mithun Rai (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: Nalin Kumar Kateel, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 143,709

Runner up name, party: Janardhana Poojary., Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 1,207,583

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 77%

Number of women voters in 2014: 611,827

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,766

First Published: Apr 10, 2019 17:49 IST

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