Shimoga is one of the Lok Sabha constituency out of the 28 constituencies in the Indian state of Karnataka. Till 2005 this constituency had 12,86,181 voters, of whom Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes account for 220,000; Lingayats for 200,000; Deevaru for 180,000; Muslims for 160,000; and Brahmins and Vokkaligas for 125,000 each. Here the General Election 2019 for this constituency will be held on April 23 as per phase III schedule made by Election Commission of India. The parliament constituency number of this seat is PC No. 14. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Voting In 7 Phases From April 11 to May 19, Counting And Results On May 23; Check All Dates For General Elections.
Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) has nominated B Y Raghavendra to compete for Shimoga seat in 17th Lok Sabha polls. While Janata Dal-Secular has chosen Madhu Bangarappa for General Election 2019. The Election Commission has declared April 4, 2019, as the last date of filing on nominations from the seats. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 8, 2019. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase III: List of States And Constituencies Voting On April 23.
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During 16th Lok Sabha Polls, B Y Raghavendra from Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) defeated Madhu Bangarappa from Janata Dal (Secular). The BJP candidate won by a margin of 52,148 votes. The total turnout of voters was 10,71,053.
The 17th Lok Sabha election will be held throughout India from April 11, 2019, and it will last till May 19, 2019. The polling will be done in 7 phases. The result for each phase will be declared on May 23, 2019.