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Government of India
Election Commission
15 APR 2019 5:28PM by PIB Delhi
14 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will witness voting in the Second phase on the 18th of this month

The State of Karnataka will go to the polls in Phase 02 of the General Elections on April 18th 2019. Out of total 28, only14 Parliamentary constituencies in the state are scheduled to go to polls in a second phase. The state has  two-phase polling. The State has a total electorate of  2,63,38,277out of which 1,33,52,234 are male electors, 1,29,83,284are female electors and 2,759 belong to third gender category. There are 30,410 polling stations set up in the state.

There are a total of 241 candidates ( out of which 17 are women) in the fray.

Party-wise break-up of contesting candidates for the forthcoming polls in Karnataka(Phase 2).

 

No. of Parliamentary Constituencies

This phase – Phase II

 

14

Total

 

28

Contesting Party details:

Party

No. of Contesting Candidates

 

BJP

13

INC

10

JDS(Secular)

4

BSP

14

CPI

1

CPI(Marxist)

1

Others

65

Independents

133

Total (this phase):

 

Women candidates (This phase):

17

 

 

No. of candidates

241

241

The seats won by the political parties which participated in the General Elections in 2014 and their vote shares in the state of Karnataka are given below:

 

No. of Parliamentary Constituencies

Total              28             

SC:                 05

ST:02

 

Contested Party

details:

Main Parties

Seats won in 2014

Percentage of votes polled in 2014

BJP

17

43.83%

INC

09

41.27%

JDS

02

11.73%

Others

--

3.17%

 

 

 

Seats won by parties in SC constituencies in General Election 2014

S.No.

Constituency

Category

Winner

Social Category

Party

1

Bijapur

SC

Ramesh Jigajinagi

SC

BJP

2

Chamarajanagar

SC

R.Dhruvanarayana

SC

INC

3

Chitradurga

SC

B.N.Chandrappa

SC

INC

4

Gulbarga

SC

Mallikarjun Kharge

SC

INC

5

Kolar

SC

K.H.Muniyappa

SC

INC

Seats won by parties in ST constituencies in General Election 2014

S.No.

Constituency

Category

Winner

Social Category

Party

1

Bellary

ST

B.Sreeramula

ST

BJP

2

Raichur

ST

B.V.Nayak

ST

INC

 

Interesting titbits :

Karnataka saw close contests in as many as 4 Lok Sabha seats in General Elections 2014, where the winning margin was less than 10,000 votes – Raichur, Chikkodi, Mandya, and Chikkballapur

 

 

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GG: BN: MR