Info for voters of K R Puram Constituency – MLA, Candidates, Voting and more

If you are one among the lakhs of voters of K R Puram, this is what you need to know!

Background information

Incumbent MLA: Basavaraj Bairati

List of Candidates: 2018


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Candidates

Profile/Track Record

B A Basavaraj

Indian National Congress

  • Family – Wife, 2 dependents
  • Educational Qualification: BA
  • Profession: Businessman
  • Online: @BASAVARAJMLA
  • Pending Criminal Cases: None
  • Net Worth (2018)
    • Income Tax Returns: 27.77 cr
    • Moveable Assets: 33.91 cr
    • Immovable Assets: 56.99 cr
    • Liabilities: None

N S Nandiesha Reddy

Bharatiya Janata Party

  • Family: Wife, 3 dependents
  • Educational Qualification: BSc (Incomplete)
  • Profession: Agriculturist
  • Online: @NSNandiesha
  • Pending Criminal Cases: None
  • Net Worth (2018)
    1. IT Returns: 2.84 cr
    2. 47.92 cr + 5.87 lakhs (spouse)
    3. 252 cr + 2.52 cr (spouse)
  • Liabilities: 35.22 cr  
  • Former MLA of KR Puram 2008-2013

D A Gopala

Janata Dal (Secular)

  • Family: Wife, 2 dependents
  • Educational Qualification: MBA
  • Profession: Educationalist, Business
  • Online:
    @DAGopala
  • Pending Criminal Cases: None
  • Net Worth (2018)
    1. IT Returns: 15.64 lakhs + 8.6 lakhs (spouse) + 19.04 lakhs (dependent)
    2. Moveable Assets: None
    3. Immovable Assets: None
    4. Liabilities: None

PVKN Lingaraj URS

Aam Aadmi Party

  • Family: Wife, 2 dependents
  • Educational Qualification: Bcom
  • Profession: Employment and Consultancy
  • Online: @LingarajUrsAAP
  • Pending Criminal Cases: None
  • Net Worth (2018)
    1. IT Returns: 61.69 lakhs + 1.45 lakhs (spouse) + 7.94 lakhs (dependent 1) + 3.03 lakhs (dependent 2)
    2. Moveable Assets: 89.79 lakhs + 32.94 lakhs (spouse) + 19.13 lakhs (dependent 1) + 23.25 lakhs (dependent 2)
    3. Immoveable Assets: 4.01 cr + 23 lakhs (spouse)
    4. Liabilities: None
  • Interview: Politics is in my blood: Lingaraj Urs, AAP candidate from K R Puram

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Previous Election Results

2013 Candidates

Party

Votes

Age

Vote Share %

B A BASAVARAJ

INC

106299

48

53.1

N S NANDIESHA REDDY

BJP

82298

41

41.11

RAVI PRAKASH J

JD (S)

3955

54

1.98

GOWRAMMA

CPI (M)

1553

44

0.78

NANDEESHAAPPA NAYAKA

IND

781

58

0.39

 

2008 Candidates

Party

Votes

Age

Vote Share

N S NANDIESHA REDDY

BJP

66741

37

49.23

A KRISHNAPPA

INC

56971

63

42.02

L MUNISWAMY

JD (S)

6280

65

4.63

GOWRAMMA

CPI (M)

1866

40

1.38

ABRAHAM T J

BSP

1410

48

1.04

Citizen Demands

About Constituency

KR Puram assembly constituency was carved from Varthur and Yelahanka in 2008. A number of areas have been newly added. This constituency comprises Horamavu, Ramamurthy Nagar, Vijnana Pura, K R Pura, Basavanapura, Devasandra, A Narayanapura, Vijnana Nagar and HAL Airport wards. It is situated in East Bengaluru, which is among the most revenue-generating regions.

K R Puram showed a fast rate of growth, especially as multinationals and the IT industry sought to set up companies here. But the roads are badly maintained and full of potholes, while traffic congestion is heavy, especially near the Tin Factory and KR Puram hanging bridge. Some low-lying areas in Horamavu ward often get flooded during rains. This constituency has five lakes, but pollution and encroachment in Horamavu, Devasandra and Kalkere lakes have created a lot of issues.

Lack of water is the main problem here. Moreover, due to no proper drainage or sewage supply, residents complain of lack of basic civic amenities. Sewage seeps from cesspits and contaminates ground water. Lack of good street lights, stray dog menace and faulty garbage clearance are other issues.There are no parks or playgrounds. Borewell connections are arbitrarily made, so a lot of land has been dug up illegally.

K R Puram is said to be among the constituencies with the highest number of voters.

  • 2008: total number of voters was 1,35,581
  • 2013: total number of voters was 2,00,22
  • 2018: number of registered voters is 4,38,156

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