Bangalore North MP candidates: Choose among BJP and Congress heavyweights, and more

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Bangalore North (parliamentary constituency number 24) comprises eight assembly constituencies – KR Pura, Byatarayanapura, Yeshwanthapura, Dasarahalli, Mahalakshmi Layout, Malleshwaram, Hebbal and Pulakeshinagar.

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Till 2004, this constituency was the stronghold of the Congress. C K Jaffer Sharief of INC had been elected from here to the Lok Sabha seven times (1977-1996 and 1998-2004), and Kengal Hanumanthaiya thrice before him (1962-1977). But since 2004, in the past three elections, BJP has won from here.

Bangalore North was one of the nine constituencies in Mysore state in 1951, when the first general elections were held in India. N Keshava Iyengar from the INC was the first MP to represent this constituency.

Today, Bangalore North is a cosmopolitan area which retains pockets of traditionalism. The development of the international airport here has led to property development, because of which large number of migrants have settled in the constituency.

Find which wards come under the Bangalore North parliamentary constituency

According to the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka, as of 16th January, the constituency had a total of 27,85,269 voters – 14,50,278 male, 13,34,503 female and 488 others.

Note – Map for representation purpose | Source – http://datameet.org

Thirty one candidates are contesting from Bangalore North this time. Eleven of them represent political parties, and the remaining 20 are independents. Find their details towards the end of this article.

Election Commission of India (ECI) had rejected six nominations from this constituency,  and one candidate had withdrawn his nomination. One woman is contesting from the constituency this time, as opposed to none in the 2014 election.

Know your candidates

D V Sadananda Gowda

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D V Sadanada Gowda, the incumbent MP of Bangalore North constituency, is contesting again on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from here. Gowda is currently the Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation in the Modi government. He has also briefly handled the portfolio of Minister of Railways and Minister of Law in this government.

Gowda has been elected to the Lok Sabha three times before. He was also the Chief Minister of Karnataka briefly, from August 2011 to July 2012.

Assets and liabilities

Year Assets Liabilities
Lok Sabha 2019 Rs 20.62 Cr

(Movable assets:  Rs 3.32 Cr

Immovable assets: Rs 17.61 Cr)

Rs 10.43 Cr
Lok Sabha 2014 Rs 9.89 Cr

(Movable assets: Rs 4.74 Cr

Immovable assets: Rs 5.15 Cr)

Rs 3.7 cr

Citizen Matters could not get an interview with Sadananda Gowda despite repeated attempts.

     ☛ Citizen Matters’ recent profile of Sadananda Gowda: Click here

Krishna Byre Gowda

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Krishna Byre Gowda is the INC candidate for Bangalore North. Gowda is currently the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj in Karnataka. He was the Agriculture Minister in the Siddaramaiah government, from 2013-18.

  • Age: 46 years
  • Education: BBM, Christ College, 1994; MA (International Affairs), American University, 1999
  • Background: Son of late Byre Gowda, a five-time MLA from Vemagal
  • Voter in: Byatarayanapura assembly constituency
  • Facebook: krishnabyregowda.official
  • Twitter: @krishnabgowda
  • Email: office@krishnabyregowda.in
  • Phone: 9448277977
  • Pending criminal cases: None

Assets and liabilities

Year Assets Liabilities
Lok Sabha 2019 Rs 13.25 Cr

(Movable assets: Rs 3.04 cr

Immovable assets: Rs 10.21 cr)

Rs 1.56 Cr
Karnataka 2018 Rs 12.48 Cr Rs 1.72 Cr
Karnataka 2013 Rs 6.27 Cr Rs 0.74 Cr
Lok Sabha 2009 Rs 3.08 Cr Rs 0.99 cr

Gowda, a second generation politician, was first elected to the Karnataka Assembly in 2003, and was one of its youngest members at the age of 30. He had contested the 2009 Lok Sabha election from Bangalore South constituency, but had lost to incumbent MP Ananth Kumar.

Find more details on Gowda’s background and his performance as minister in the Siddaramaiah government here.

     ☛ Citizen Matters’ profile and recent interview with Krishna Byre Gowda: Click here

Candidate debate

Full list of candidates

Candidate Name

(click on candidate’s name for affidavit)

Party Symbol
D V SADANANDA GOWDA

66, LLB, Agriculturist and active politician

Bharatiya Janata Party Lotus
KRISHNA BYRE GOWDA

46, MA, Agriculturist

Indian National Congress Hand
SYED KAWJA WALI HYDRI aka Syed Hydri Babloo

48, B Com, Self-employed

Bahujan Samaj Party Elephant
AHMED KHAN

33, SSLC, Self-employed

Bahujan Maha Party Whistle
KUMAR L

54, SSLC, ex-Army person

Bharatiya Prajegala Kalyana Paksha Crane
D JAYARAM aka Sun Star D Jairam

65, DME, Coolie

Gareeb Aadmi Party Air Conditioner
N NARAYANA SWAMY NAVAKOTI

52, SSLC, Business

Jai Vijaya Bharathi Party Pineapple
AMIRTHA JAI KUMAR ESSAC YESAIAH

43, Diploma, Self-employed

Karnataka Karmikara Paksha Bread Toaster
ABDUL AZEEZ

46, 9th standard, Auto-rickshaw driver

Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party Tractor Chalata Kisan
KRISHNAMURTHY V

39, B Sc, Business

Right to Recall Party Battery Torch
SANTHOSH M

33, B Tech (Electronics and Telecommunications), Unemployed

Uttama Prajaakeeya Party Auto-rickshaw
ABDUL BASHEER

71, SSLC, Business

Independent Helicopter
ABDUL KARIM HASHIMPEER DESAI

61, MA (Urdu), Retired employee of Education Department

Independent Baby Walker
C RAVI KUMAR

50, 7th Standard, Service

Independent Television
DR I M S MANIVANNAN aka Dr Vinay Surya Manivan

44, B Com, Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer/ Social service/ Human Rights activist

Independent Gas Cylinder
DR MEER LAYAQ HUSSAIN

58, MBBS

Independent Stethoscope
K N JAGADESH KUMAR

41, BBM/LLB/LLM, Advocate

Independent Pen nib with seven rays
KRISHNAIAH

45, 9th standard, Self-employed

Independent Truck
L NAGARAJ

62, ITI, Self-employed

Independent Bangles
N HANUME GOWDA

56, SSLC, Insurance Agent (LIC of India)

Independent Ganna Kisan
PARAMESHWAR GOWDA

43, BA, Social Service

Independent Tiller
PRASANNA KUMAR S

43, M Com, Business

Independent Spanner
SHIVA MANJESH K S

27, BE (Civil), Civil Engineer/Social Activist/Farmer

Independent Ring
SUMATHA K S

35, BA, Not working

Independent Coconut Farm
THIMMARAJA GOWDA (SHENGANADU)

43, 8th standard, Business

Independent Balloon
TULASAPPA K DASAR

50, MA, Agriculture and Business

Independent Helmet
UMESH BABU PILLEGOWDA

31, M Tech (Digital Communication and Networking), Agriculture

Independent Telephone
VENKATARAJU V

44, 8th standard, Electrician

Independent Table
VENKATESA SETTY

74, PUC (BA), retired Police Sub-Inspector

Independent Cauliflower
VINAY KUMAR V NAYAK

32, M Sc (Psychological Counselling), Counselling Psychologist/Writer/Poet/Interior Designer/Film Actor/Social Worker

Independent Diamond
VENU M

39, Illiterate, Photographer/Social service

Independent Almirah

2014 Lok Sabha Election

In the 2014 election, there were  over 24 lakh registered voters in the constituency – 12.6 lakh men, 11.4 lakh women and 365 others. Of them,  56.53 percent i.e. 13.5 lakh people, cast their votes (7.2 lakh men, 6.3 lakh women, 18 others, 2068 postal voters). Fourteen candidates contested, of whom 12 forfeited their deposit.

Sadananda Gowda won from the constituency with over 53 percent votes. The runner-up C Narayanaswamy of Congress could win only around 36 percent votes.

Candidate Name Party Votes secured Percentage vote share (over total polled)
D V Sadananda Gowda BJP 7,18,326 53.42
C Narayanaswamy INC 4,88,562 36.33
Abdul Azeem JD(S) 92,681 6.89
NOTA 11,996 0.89

Source: http://www.ceokarnataka.kar.nic.in/PCELE2019/ELECTION%20STATISTICS-2014.pdf


Deepa Vaishnavi V M
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2 Comments

  1. Very rarely we find good candidates from both major political families. Tough choice for people to make.

  2. Don’t understand the mantra of the polictician’s assets getting doubled each elections. Are we fools to caste our vote to increase these thieves assets?

    What is ED raids? what is happening after the raids?

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