Bangalore Central (Lok Sabha constituency)
Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಲೋಕ ಸಭೆ ಚುನಾವಣಾ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ) is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka state in southern India. This constituency was created in 2008 as part of delimitation. It was carved out of the Bangalore North and South Lok Sabha constituencies during 2009 Indian elections. It first held elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was P. C. Mohan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of the 2014 elections, Mohan represents this constituency.
The Central Lok Sabha constituency is dominated by minority voters, and is challenge for candidates, with having to get the support of both linguistic and religious minorities. The constituency has around 5.5 lakh Tamil People, 4.5 lakh Muslims and about 2 lakh Christians. There is also a significant number of Marwaris and Jains, especially around Chickpet and Gandhinagar suburbs. The Tamil population is concentrated around the suburbs of Shivajinagar, Ulsoor, Gandhinagar, Seshadripuram and Chamarajapet, and are a deciding factor for the winning candidate. Further, the demography of the constituency ranges from rich to middle class to slums.
Members of ParliamentEdit
Assembly segments and serving MLAsEdit
|Constituency Number||Name||Current MLA||Party||Reserved for (SC/ ST/None)||District|
|160||Sarvagnanagar||K. J. George||INC||None||Bangalore Urban|
|161||C. V. Raman Nagar||S. Raghu||BJP||SC||Bangalore Urban|
|162||Shivajinagar||R. Roshan Baig||INC||None||Bangalore Urban|
|163||Shanti Nagar||N. A. Haris||INC||None||Bangalore Urban|
|164||Gandhi Nagar||Dinesh Gundu Rao||INC||None||Bangalore Urban|
|165||Rajaji Nagar||S. Suresh Kumar||BJP||None||Bangalore Urban|
|168||Chamarajapet||B. Z. Zameer Ahmed Khan||INC||None||Bangalore Urban|
|174||Mahadevapura||Aravind Limbavali||BJP||SC||Bangalore Urban|
General election 2009Edit
|BJP||P. C. Mohan||340,162||40.16||N/A|
|INC||H. T. Sangliana||304,944||36.00||N/A|
|JD(S)||B. Z. Zameer Ahmed Khan||162,552||19.19||N/A|
|BSP||Vijay Raja Singh||6,363||0.75||N/A|
|Karnataka Thamizhar Munnetra Kazhagam||D. C. Prakash||1,686||0.20||N/A|
|Independent||D. R. Venkatesh Gowda||1,518||0.18||N/A|
|Independent||C. V. Giddappa||1,493||0.18||N/A|
|Independent||B. M. Krishnareddy||1,398||0.17||N/A|
|Bharatiya Praja Paksha||S. M. Krishna||1,290||0.15||N/A|
|Independent||K. H. Ramalingareddy||990||0.12||N/A|
|Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha||K. Prabhakhar Reddy||755||0.09||N/A|
|Independent||B. Mohan Velu||718||0.08||N/A|
|Indian Justice Party||J. D. Elangovan||713||0.08||N/A|
|Proutist Sarva Samaj||B. Krishna Prasad||687||0.08||N/A|
|Independent||S. N. Sharma||644||0.08||N/A|
|Independent||M. A. Aswathanarayana Setty||579||0.07||N/A|
|Independent||Vijaya Bhaskar N.||523||0.07||N/A|
|Akila India Jananayaka Makkal Katchi||A. S. Paul||475||0.06||N/A|
|Independent||Meer Layaq Hussain||465||0.05||N/A|
|Independent||Shashikumar A. R.||465||0.05||N/A|
|Pyramid Party of India||T. K. Premkumar||432||0.05||N/A|
|Independent||B. K. Narayana Swamy||356||0.04||N/A|
|Margin of victory||35,218||4.16||N/A|
|BJP win (new seat)|
General election 2014Edit
|BJP||P. C. Mohan||557,130||51.85||+11.69|
|BSP||R. Mohan Raju||5,806||0.54||-0.21|
|Independent||E. Seetha Raman||2,543||0.24||N/A|
|Trinamool Congress||Ismail Khan Saif Ali||2,276||0.21||N/A|
|Independent||Meer Layaq Hussain||1,878||0.17||+0.12|
|Independent||G. Narayanaswamy (Kapali)||1,228||0.11||N/A|
|Independent||Bhovi Rama C. B. K.||942||0.09||N/A|
|Independent||Prashanth S. M.||903||0.08||N/A|
|KCVP||H. L. Manjunatha||707||0.07||-0.02|
|Independent||B. K. Narayana Swamy||700||0.07||+0.03|
|Independent||B. V. Venkateshappa||668||0.06||N/A|
|KNP||Budayya B. Pujeri||553||0.05||N/A|
|Independent||Dhananjaya H. H.||422||0.04||N/A|
|Independent||Syed Asif Bukhaari||411||0.04||N/A|
|NOTA||None of the above||8,449||0.79||N/A|
|Margin of victory||137,500||12.80||+8.63|
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