Info for voters of Malleshwaram Constituency – MLA, Candidates, Voting and more

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Background information

Incumbent MLA: C.N Ashwath Narayan

List of Candidates, 2018

Candidate

Profile/Track Record

C.N Ashwath Narayan

Bharatiya Janata Party

  • Family: Wife, 2 children
  • Profession: Doctor/MLA
    • MD of Padmashree Medicare Pvt Ltd
    • MD of Padmashree Charitable Trust
    • MD of Sushrutha Group of Institutions
    • Senior vice-president of the Karnataka State Athletics Association
  • Education: MBBS
  • Online:
  • Number of pending criminal cases: NIL
  • Net worth (2018):
    • IT Returns: 5.59cr+57.54 cr(spouse)
    • Movable Assets: 24.73cr+15.81cr(spouse)+2.27Lacs+15 Lacs
    • Immovable Assets: 3.62 cr+ 13.73cr
    • Liabilities: 12 Lacs+ 1 cr 9 Lacs (spouse)

Kengal Shreepadharenu

Indian National Congress

  • Family: Wife, 1 dependent
  • Profession: Businessman
  • Education: B.E.
  • Online:
  • Number of pending criminal cases: NIL
  • Net Worth (2018):
    • IT Returns: 9.95 Lacs (spouse)
    • Movable Assets: 1.55cr+1.81 cr(spouse)
    • Immovable Assets: 5.10cr+ 2.58cr (spouse)
  • Ex-Assistant Commissioner of Central Crime Branch
  • Brother of Congress General Secretary BK Hariprasad
  • First-time contestant
  • Recipient of President’s Medal for Meritorious Service in 2001

Madhusudhan N

Janata Dal (Secular)

  • Family: Wife, 1 dependent
  • Profession: Advocate
  • Education: BA LLB
  • Online: no details
  • Number of pending criminal cases: NIL
  • Net Worth (2018):
    • IT Returns: 9.47Lacs
    • Movable Assets: 16.99 Lacs+ 9.32 Lacs (spouse)
    • Immovable Assets: 3.12 cr
    • Liabilities: NIL  

Full List of Candidates

Previous Results

2013 candidates

Party

Votes

Age

Vote Share

C. N Ashwath Narayan

BJP

57609

45

53.19%

B.K Shivaram

INC

36543

60

33.74%

Dr. Meenakshi Bharath

LSP

7610

55

7.03%

 

2008 candidates

Party

Votes

Age

Vote Share

C.N Ashwath Narayan

BJP

53794

40

52.13%

M.R. Seetharam

INC

45611

52

44.2%

M.Shankaranna

JD(S)

2291

62

2.22%

About Malleshwaram:

Situated in the north-western locality of the city, Malleshwaram’s name was derived from the Kaadu Malleshwara temple. The area began to be developed after the great plague of 1898. Malleshwaram Constituency comprises Rajamahal, Guttahalli, Kadu, Malleshwaram, Subramanya Nagar, Gayithri Nagar, Aramane Nagara and Mathikere wards.

The constituency was once dubbed the ‘Tamil-Kannada-Konkani Brahmin’ stronghold. The sweeping, gentle boulevards, named after flowering trees, such as Mallige, Sampige and Margosa, have yielded way to a more cosmopolitan environment today with even a materialistic touch, due to the construction of malls, flats, stadia and gyms. However, with increasing growth and commercialisation, the constituency faces a number of problems, such as police harassment, a deteriorating infrastructure pressure, poor traffic management and parking issues.

Malleswaram is called the “thinking man’s constituency and is reputed for its ‘literate’ voters, so politicians are wary about making tall and false promises here. Activists in this constituency have always been vociferous.  As far back as in the 1990s, a theatre complex plan was stopped as residents feared that it would encroach Sankey Tank. Recent protests prevented the BBMP from cutting down trees to broaden Sankey Road. Currently, residents are opposing a commercial apartment complex plan that is being built in forest land nearby. On the other hand vendors, who have been evicted from a 100-year-old marketplace, are pressuring the same builders to speed up their work so that they can get back their space.

  • The total number of votes cast in 2008: 1,03,218.
  • The vote share in 2013: 1,08,304.
  • The number of registered currently: 2,13,528.

 

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