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Government of India
Election Commission
22 APR 2019 2:25PM by PIB Delhi
The remaining 14 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will witness voting in the Third phase tomorrow, on 23rd April 2019,

The State of Karnataka will go to the polls tomorrow for second time in Phase 03 of the General Elections on April 23rd 2019. Out of total 28, only remaining 14 Parliamentary constituencies in the state are scheduled to go to polls in this phase. The state has two-phase polling. The first phase of polls in the state, on April 18, saw voter turnout of 68.52%. The State has a total electorate of  2,39,68,905 out of which 1,21,03,742 are male electors, 1,18,63,204 are female electors and 1,959 belong to third gender category. There are 27,776 polling stations set up in the state.

There are a total of 237 candidates ( out of which 09 are women) in the fray.

Party-wise break-up of contesting candidates for the forthcoming polls in Karnataka(Phase 3).

 

No. of Parliamentary Constituencies

This phase – Phase III

 

14

Total

 

28

Contesting Party details:

Party

No. of Contesting Candidates

 

BJP

14

INC

11

JDS(Secular)

03

BSP

14

CPI(Marxist-Leninist)

01

Others

63

Independents

131

Total (this phase):

 

237

Women candidates

(Third Phase): 09

 

Men Candidates

(Third Phase): 228

 

 

 

 

 

No. of candidates

 

237

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

MallikarjunKharge

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 :

Raichur and Chikkodi Parliamentary Constituencies are going for polls in third phase in Karnataka, whichin General Elections 2014 saw close contests, where the winning margin was less than 10,000 votes .

The first phase of polls in the state, on April 18, 2019 saw overall voter turnout of 68.52%. The Parliamentary Constituency of Mandya saw the highest, 80.23% of Voter turnout.

 

 

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GG: BN: MR