Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJP hopes to break a family’s grip in Raichur
Raichur in Karnataka is a reserved Lok Sabha seat. BV Nayak of the Congress is the sitting MP. Nayak managed to win the 2014 elections by a slender margin of 1499 votes. He had defeated Shivanagouda Nayak of the BJP.
BV Nayak is the Congress candidate in Raichur for 2019 elections too. The constituency has been represented the Nayak family five times, once by BV Nayak and four times by his father AV Nayak.
The BJP candidate is Amareshwara Nayak, who switched from the Congress before the election. Raichur is in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region and consists of a considerable number of Telugu speakers. Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu campaigned for the Congress candidate here.
Congress is fighting the elections in Karnataka in an alliance with the Janata Dal (Secular), led by Deve Gowda. Voting for the Lok Sabha election in Karnataka will be held in two phases on April 18 and April 23. The results will be declared on May 23.
Here are a few details about the Raichur Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Raichur
2019 candidates: BV Nayak of Congress, Amareshwara Nayak
Polling date: April 23
Sitting MP, party: BV Nayak, Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 1499
Runner up name, party: Arakera Shivanagouda Nayak, BJP
Number of voters in 2014: 968889
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 58.3%
Number of women voters in 2014: 460125
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,878