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Bangalore Emerges as Crucial Battleground in 2024 Lok Sabha Election: Analysis of All Four Constituencies

Bangalore, a significant constituency in Karnataka, is set to host the 2024 Lok Sabha election, with voting scheduled for April 26 and results expected by June 4.

By Tarique Anwer
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Bangalore Emerges as Crucial Battleground in 2024 Lok Sabha Election A Comprehensive Analysis of All Four Constituencies
Source: Times of India

Bangalore Emerges as Crucial Battleground in 2024 Lok Sabha Election: Among the twenty-eight Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka, Bengaluru is the most significant due to its sway over neighboring regions including Kolar, Tumkur, Hassan, and Mysuru. On April 26, voting will be conducted in all four Lok Sabha constituencies in Bangalore; the results will be released on June 4.

Bangalore North, Bangalore South, Bangalore Central, and Bangalore Rural comprise the four Lok Sabha constituencies. Each of Bangalore South, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Central, and Bangalore North consists of eight legislative segments.

DK Sukesh won the Bangalore Rural seat in the 2019 elections, making it the only Lok Sabha seat secured by the Congress for the duration of the contest. Ananth Kumar, PC Mohan, DV Sadananda Gowda, and Ananth Kumar emerged victorious for the BJP in the three remaining Lok Sabha constituencies of Bangalore, which were Bangalore Central, Bangalore North, and Bangalore South. In 2019, the BJP gained 25 of the state’s 28 Lok Sabha seats, the most in the history of the state.

A detailed examination of the four Bangalore Lok Sabha constituencies is warranted.

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BANGALORE UPPER

Pulakeshinagar, Byatarayanapura, Yeshvanthapura, Dasarahalli, Mahalakshmi Layout, Malleshwaram, and Hebbal are all within its boundaries.

DEMOGRAPHICS IN ACTION

Out of the total population of 66,08,302, 2.2% belongs to Scheduled Tribes, 12.9% to Muslims, and 12.5% to Scheduled Castes in the urban general constituency. An estimated 87.78% of the population of Bangalore North is literate.

Representative in Parliament: DV Sadananda Gowda (BJP)

LOK SABHA ELECTION 2019

DV Sadananda Gowda, the candidate of the BJP, finished in first place in Bangalore North with 8,24,500 votes. Krishna Byregowda of the Congress was vanquished by the BJP with 6,76,982 votes. Bangalore North is a BJP stronghold in the state of Karnataka.

Additional Lok Sabah Elections

Bangalore North was won by BJP candidate DV Sadananda Gowda in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with 7,18,326 votes. He had defeated C. Narayana Swamy of the Congress. In 2014, the BJP held a 52.95 percent vote share in the seat. 2014 witnessed a grand total of fourteen contestants. In 2009, the seat was won by DB Chandre Gowda of the BJP, who defeated Congress by a margin of 59,665 ballots. BJP held a 45.21 percent vote share in the constituency at the time. In 2009, there were 28 contestants. Dr. HT Sangliana of the BJP won by a margin of 30,358 ballots in 2004. CK Jaffar Sharief of the Congress Party won the 1999 election by a margin of 1,75,605 votes, or 17.1% of the total votes cast.

Representatives of note are DV Sadananda Gowda (BJP) and CK Jaffer Sharief (Congress).

South Bengalure

Bommanahalli, Govindraj Nagar, Vijay Nagar, Chickpet, Padmanabha Nagar, Jayanagar, and Bommanahalli are all encompassed within its boundaries.

DEMOGRAPHICS IN ACTION

The urban general constituency comprises 2% Scheduled Tribes, 12.97% Muslims, and an estimated 12.5% Scheduled Castes out of the total population of 30,38,162. Experts estimate that the literacy rate in Bangalore South is 88.99%.

LOK SABHA ELECTION 2019

Tejasvi Surya of the BJP emerged victorious against BK Hariprasad of the Congress by accumulating 7,39,229 votes, or 62% of the overall ballots cast. Hariprasad received in excess of 4 lakh ballots. In this constituency, voter turnout was 53.47 percent. Surya, at the age of 28, was sworn in as the youngest BJP member of parliament for the 17th Lok Sabha.

Additional Lok Sabah Elections

In the last four parliamentary elections, Ananth Kumar has won the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat on a consistent basis. He defeated Nandan Nilekani of the Congress in 2014 by a margin of 2.28,575 ballots, or 20.52 percent of the 11,13,726 votes cast in the constituency as a whole. In 2014, the BJP held a 56.91% share of the vote in the seat. Kumar defeated Krishna Byre Gowda of the Congress in 2009 by a margin of 37,612 votes, or 4.14 percent of the total votes cast. In 2019, the BJP held a 48.16 percent vote share in the constituency. Kumar has consistently won the seat with over 8 lakh ballots between 2004 and 1999. His first seat in the Parliament was secured in 1996. He passed away in 2018 at the age of 59 subsequent to a protracted trial with lung cancer.

Speakers of note are Ananth Kumar and Tejasvi Surya (BJP).

The central BANGALORE location

Chamrajpet, Shivajinagar, Shanti Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Rajaji Nagar, Sarvagnanagar, and CV Raman Nagar (SC) are all encompassed.

DEMOGRAPHICS IN ACTION

There are approximately 5.5 lakh Tamils, 4.5 lakh Muslims, and 2 lakh Christians in this urban general constituency. The estimated Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe populations are 16.04 and 1.6%, respectively. Additionally, Marwaris and Gujaratis populate this region. 88.53% of the population of Bangalore Central is literate.

LOK SABHA ELECTION 2019

In Bangalore Central, where voter turnout was 54.29 percent, PC Mohan of the BJP defeated Rizwan Arshad of the Congress by a margin of 70,968 ballots. Mohan was elected with 6,02,853 votes in his favor. With 28,906 ballots, independent candidate actor Prakash Raj placed third.

Additional Lok Sabah Elections

In the first parliamentary election conducted in the constituency in 2009, PC Mohan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious over HT Sangliana of the Congress by a margin of 35,218 votes, or 4.16% of the total votes cast. The percentage of eligible voters in the constituency was 44.55%. PC Mohan of the BJP (5.57 lakh votes) defeated Arshad (4.19 lakh votes) by a narrow margin of 1.37 lakh votes in 2014. The election witnessed an approximate voter turnout of 55%, whereas the BJP obtained a 51.84 percent vote share in this seat in 2014. It is noteworthy that the Aam Aadmi Party made its Lok Sabha election debut with a third-place finish in this particular election. In contrast, the JD (S) and BSP candidates secured the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

MP of note: PC Mohan (BJP)

The BANGALORE RAIL

It encompasses the regions of Kanakapura, Channapatna, Kunigal, Rajarajeshwarinagar, Bangalore South, Anekal (SC), Magadi, and Ramanagaram.

DEMOGRAPHICS IN ACTION

Bangalore Rural is home to near to 24 lakh electors. They established the seat subsequent to delimitation in 2008, and they held its inaugural election in 2009. This semi-urban general constituency has an estimated Scheduled Tribe population of 2.78% and a Scheduled Caste population of 16.45%. As of the estimation, Bangalore Rural has a literacy rate of 77.49%.

LOK SABHA ELECTION 2019

In 2019, Bangalore Rural recorded an election turnout of 64.89%. DK Suresh, the candidate of the Congress-JD(S) alliance, secured the seat by a narrow margin of 2.06,870 ballots over Ashwath Narayan Gowda of the BJP. In the end, Suresh received 8,78,258 votes. with 19,972 ballots, Chinappa Vai Chikkahagade of the BSP placed third.

Additional Lok Sabah Elections

Despite the Narendra Modi surge, the Congress retained the Bengaluru Rural seat in 2014 when DK Suresh defeated BJP candidate Muniraju Gowda by nearly 2.31 lakh votes. In contrast to Suresh’s 6.52 lakh votes, Gowda was limited to 4.21 lakh. In 2014, the vote share of Congress in the seat was 44.76%. In 2014, fifteen candidates participated in the competition. HD Kumaraswamy of the JDS won this seat in 2009 by defeating the BJP candidate with a margin of 1,30,275 votes, which accounted for 11.81% of the total votes cast. In 2019, the JDS received 44.73 percent of the vote in the constituency. In 2009, there were fifteen contestants.

Speakers of note are DK Suresh and HD Kumaraswamy.

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