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.
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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Election Commission of India (ECI) had rejected six nominations from this constituency, and one candidate had withdrawn his nomination.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
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.
- Age: 66 years
- Education: LLB, Udupi Law College, Mysore University, 1973-74
- Background: Lawyer by profession
- Voter in: Hebbal assembly constituency
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DVSBJP/
- Website: http://sadanandagowda.com
- Twitter: @DVSBJP
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dvsbjp
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 9448123249
- Pending criminal cases: None
Assets and 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.
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Krishna Byre Gowda
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: email@example.com
- Phone: 9448277977
- Pending criminal cases: None
Assets and 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.
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Full list of candidates
(click on candidate’s name for affidavit)
|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|
33, SSLC, Self-employed
|Bahujan Maha Party||Whistle|
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|
46, 9th standard, Auto-rickshaw driver
|Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party||Tractor Chalata Kisan|
39, B Sc, Business
|Right to Recall Party||Battery Torch|
33, B Tech (Electronics and Telecommunications), Unemployed
|Uttama Prajaakeeya Party||Auto-rickshaw|
71, SSLC, Business
|ABDUL KARIM HASHIMPEER DESAI
61, MA (Urdu), Retired employee of Education Department
|C RAVI KUMAR
50, 7th Standard, Service
|DR I M S MANIVANNAN aka Dr Vinay Surya Manivan
44, B Com, Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer/ Social service/ Human Rights activist
|DR MEER LAYAQ HUSSAIN
|K N JAGADESH KUMAR
41, BBM/LLB/LLM, Advocate
|Independent||Pen nib with seven rays|
45, 9th standard, Self-employed
62, ITI, Self-employed
|N HANUME GOWDA
56, SSLC, Insurance Agent (LIC of India)
43, BA, Social Service
|PRASANNA KUMAR S
43, M Com, Business
|SHIVA MANJESH K S
27, BE (Civil), Civil Engineer/Social Activist/Farmer
|SUMATHA K S
35, BA, Not working
|THIMMARAJA GOWDA (SHENGANADU)
43, 8th standard, Business
|TULASAPPA K DASAR
50, MA, Agriculture and Business
|UMESH BABU PILLEGOWDA
31, M Tech (Digital Communication and Networking), Agriculture
44, 8th standard, Electrician
74, PUC (BA), retired Police Sub-Inspector
|VINAY KUMAR V NAYAK
32, M Sc (Psychological Counselling), Counselling Psychologist/Writer/Poet/Interior Designer/Film Actor/Social Worker
39, Illiterate, Photographer/Social service
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|