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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: In Shimoga, Yeddyurappa’s son takes on Bangarappa’s son

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Apr 21, 2019 06:14 PM IST

In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it is again a contest between BS Raghavendra and Madhu Bangarappa in Shimoga. Congress is fighting the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka in an alliance with the Janata Dal (Secular), led by Deve Gowda.

Shimoga is a high-profile constituency Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka which was represented in 2014 by BS Yeddyurappa. The former chief minister has won the seat by over 3.5 lakh votes defeating Manjunath Bhandary of the Congress.

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: In Shimoga, Yeddyurappa’s son takes on Bangarappa’s son(PTI)
Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: In Shimoga, Yeddyurappa’s son takes on Bangarappa’s son(PTI)

By-elections were held to this seat in November 2018 after Yeddyurappa got elected to the Karnataka assembly. In the by-elections, Yeddyurappa’s son Raghavendra was pitted against former CM S Bangarappa’s son Madhu Bangarappa fighting on a JD(S) ticket. Raghavendra won the polls by over 45,000 votes.

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In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it is again a contest between BS Raghavendra and Madhu Bangarappa in Shimoga. Congress is fighting the Lok Sabha 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 Shimoga Lok Sabha seat:

State: Karnataka

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Shimoga

2019 candidates: BY Raghavendra of BJP, Madhu Bangarappa of JD(S)

Polling date: April 23

Sitting MP, party: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 363305

Runner up name, party: Manjunath Bhandary, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 1129008

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 72.2%

Number of women voters in 2014: 556601

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,944

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