Bangalore Rural (Lok Sabha constituency)

Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 28 Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) constituencies in the South Indian

Bangalore Rural
Lok Sabha Constituency
IncumbentD. K. Suresh
Parliamentary PartyIndian National Congress
Elected Year2014
Constituency Details
Total Electors2,190,397[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesKunigal, Rajarajeshwarinagar, Bangalore South, Anekal, Magadi, Ramanagara, Kanakapura, and Channapatna.[2]

of Karnataka. This constituency was created in 2008 following the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies.

It comprises eight assembly segments of which seven are derived from the former Kanakapura Lok Sabha constituency (abolished in 2008).[2] It first held elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was H. D. Kumaraswamy of the Janata Dal (Secular) party. Kumaraswamy resigned his seat in 2013.[3] The by election that followed was won by D. K. Suresh of the Indian National Congress (INC). As of the latest election in 2014, Suresh represents this constituency.


Kanakapura Lok Sabha constituency was a former Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka state in southern India. It includes eight Assembly constituencies, namely Kanakapura, Ramanagaram, Channapatna, Magadi, Sathanur, Uttarahalli, Malavalli and Anekal. Out of them, Kanakapura, Ramanagaram, Channapatna, Magadi and Anekal assembly segments were retained in the Bangalore Rural constituency created in 2008 as part of delimitation in Karnataka. Sathanur was merged between Kanakapura, Ramanagaram and Channapatna constituencies. Malavalli became a part of Mandya constituency and Uttarahalli was reformed and Uttarahalli Circle was merged with new Bangalore South Assembly Constituency.

The new Assembly Constituencies Bangalore South, Anekal, and Rajarajeshwarinagar became a part of Bangalore Rural along with Kunigal Assembly Constituency from Tumkur district

Assembly segmentsEdit

Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency presently comprises the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:[2]

Constituency number Name Reservation District
131 Kunigal None Tumkur
154 Rajarajeshwarinagar None Bangalore Urban
176 Bangalore South None Bangalore Urban
177 Anekal SC Bangalore Urban
182 Magadi None Ramanagara
183 Ramanagara None Ramanagara
184 Kanakapura None Ramanagara
185 Channapatna None Ramanagara

Members of ParliamentEdit

Year Winner Party
Until 2008 The seat did not exist See Kanakapura (Lok Sabha constituency)
2009 H. D. Kumaraswamy Janata Dal (Secular)
2013^ D. K. Suresh Indian National Congress

^ by poll

Election resultsEdit

General election 2019Edit

2019 Indian general election: Bangalore Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC D. K. Suresh 8,78,258 54.15 +9.30
BJP Ashwath Narayan Gowda 6,71,388 41.40 +12.45
BSP Dr. Chinappa Y. Chikkahagade 19,972 1.23 +0.43
NOTA None of the Above 12,454 0.77 +0.09
Margin of victory 2,06,870 12.75 -3.15
Turnout 16,22,824 64.98 -1.46
INC hold Swing +9.30

General election 2014Edit

2014 Indian general election: Bangalore Rural [1][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC D. K. Suresh 6,52,723 44.85 -10.07
BJP Muniraju Gowda P. 4,21,243 28.95 N/A
JD(S) R. Prabhakara Reddy 3,17,870 21.84 -20.08
AAP Ravi Krishna Reddy 17,195 1.18 N/A
BSP C. Thopaiah 11,594 0.80 N/A
NOTA None of the above 9,871 0.68 N/A
Margin of victory 2,31,480 15.90 +2.90
Turnout 14,55,610 66.45 +14.41
INC hold Swing

By election 2013Edit

Bye-election, 2013: Bangalore Rural [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC D. K. Suresh 5,78,608 54.92 +37.44
JD(S) Anitha Kumaraswamy 4,41,601 41.92 -2.81
RPI(A) Kunigal Shivanna 9,399 0.89 N/A
IND. S. Siddaramaiah (Heggade) 6,057 0.58 N/A
JD(U) J. T. Prakash 3,245 0.31 -0.15
Margin of victory 1,37,007 13.00 +1.19
Turnout 10,53,745 52.04 -5.88
INC gain from JD(S) Swing

General election 2009Edit

2009 Indian general election: Bangalore Rural [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JD(S) H. D. Kumaraswamy 4,93,302 44.73 N/A
BJP C. P. Yogeeshwara 3,63,027 32.92 N/A
INC Tejashwini Gowda 1,92,822 17.48 N/A
BSP Mohamed Hafeez Ullah 12,909 1.17 N/A
IND. T. M. Manchegowda 10,739 0.97 N/A
Margin of victory 1,30,275 11.81 N/A
Turnout 11,02,833 57.92 N/A
JD(S) win (new seat)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency wise Turnout for General Election - 2014". Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Satish Kumar, B. S. (22 March 2009). "It is a study in contrasts constituency watch". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Kumaraswamy, Cheluvarayaswamy to resign from Lok Sabha". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Bangalore Rural". Election Commission of India. 17 May 2014. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Bangalore Rural" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer Karnataka. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India. pp. 61–62. Retrieved 30 April 2014.

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