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One more farmer's suicide rocks Karnataka legislature
June 30, 2015 10:57 AM
Suicide by a debt-ridden farmer and a similar attempt by another in Karnataka on Monday rocked the state legislature on the first day of the 10-day monsoon session in this northern city. Even before the day's proceedings began here in Belagavi, over 500 km from Bengaluru, news came from Mandya, about 100 km from the state capital, that 52-year-old farmer Basavaraju committed suicide as he was unable to pay back Rs.5 lakh he took as loan to grow sugarcane in his field, but did not receive money from a sugar mill for last year's crop. Source: IANS
Karnataka legislature set for stormy monsoon session
June 29, 2015 09:38 AM
The Karnataka legislature's monsoon session, beginning in Belagavi from today, is set to be stormy with the opposition parties resolving to corner the ruling Congress on several issues, especially suicides by sugarcane farmers over non-payment of dues and the lottery scam. The three-week session is being held in two phases - from June 29 to July 10 in this northern city, about 510 km from Bengaluru, and from July 13 to 24 in the state capital. Ahead of the session, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) have flagged off their padayatras (marches) from Hubballi in support of the farmers' issues. Source: IANS
FIRs against Kumaraswamy, Yeddyurappa in denotification case
June 20, 2015 02:11 PM
Three FIRs have been filed against former Karnataka Chief Ministers B.S. Yeddyurappa and H.D. Kumaraswamy in connection with an illegal land denotification case, officials said in Bengaluru on Saturday. The FIRs are a result of RTI activist Jayakumar Hiremath's complaint in 2012 to Lokayukta based on CAG report on denotification of land by government and allotment of sites by the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA). The case was transferred to Criminal Investigation Department for preliminary investigation which highlighted illegal land denotifications between 2007 and 2012 in its report submitted recently. The Comptroller and Auditor General report mentioned 40 illegal denotifications in its report. Kumaraswamy and Yeddyurappa have been named as accused number one and two in the case as per RTI documents. Source - IANS
Three graft cases filed against Yeddyurappa
June 20, 2015 02:08 PM
The Karnataka Lokayukta police has filed three graft cases against former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for allegedly freeing from government control prime land in and around the city during his tenure (2008-11) against norms. "The first information reports (FIRs) have been registered against Yeddyrurappa under the Prevention of Corruption Act on a complaint by a civic activist (Jayakumar Hiremath), based on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on the issue," a Lokyukta official told IANS on Saturday. The voluminous CAG report on "Denotification of lands by government and allotment of sites by BDA (Bangalore Development Authority)" was tabled in the Karnataka legislative assembly in 2012 when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the ruling party. Yeddyurappa, who is the BJP's national vice-president, resigned as Chief Minister on July 31, 2011 following his indictment by then Ombudsman Justice N. Santosh Hegde in the multi-crore mining scam in the state during the former's tenure. Source - IANS
Sachin wins the toss and is elected to a gram panchayat in Karnataka
June 05, 2015 02:12 PM
After the two candidates Sachin and Somappa won exactly the same number of votes in the Madanur Gram panchayat of Karnataka's Koppal taluk, a coin was tossed by an election officer which fell Sachin's side. Both the candidates had won 130 votes apiece. Elections were held for 94,000 seats of 5,400 gram panchayats of the state of Karnatak over a few weeks time. Source: IANS  

Karnataka Bye Election Results 2014

Karnataka Bye Elections 2014

Constituencystatuscandidate namepartyVotes
Bellary WinnerN.Y.Gopalakrishna INC 83906
Chikkodi Sadalga WinnerGanesh Prakash Hukkeri INC 94636
Shikaripura WinnerB.Y.Raghavendra BJP 71547

Bye Elections for Assembly Constituencies

S.No.AC NameS.No.AC Name
2Bellary (ST) 

The assembly by-polls in the state of Karnataka are slated to be held on August 21. The polling will be held for the seats lying vacant for the assembly constituencies of Chikkodi-Sadalga, Bellary (ST) and Shikaripura.

The by-polls were necessitated after B S Yeddyurappa, B Sreeramulu and Prakash Hukkeri were elected to the Lok Sabha. Yeddyurappa won 2013 assembly elections from Shikaripura. But after winning 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Shimoga, he resigned as MLA. Similarly, B Sreeramulu and Prakash Hukkeri also resigned from Bellary and Chikkodi constituencies respectively, after being elected to Lok Sabha.

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Quick facts for Karnataka Elections About Karnataka Elections Administrative structure
Issues of the state Political Parties in Karnataka State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka
State Legislative Council of Karnataka List of Chief Ministers of Karnataka List of Governors of Karnataka
List of the Assembly Constituencies in Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Karnataka Latest News And Update
Party Wise Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 PCs and ACs Elections Results of Karnatak Rajya Sabha Members from Karnatak
Cabinet Ministers of Karnataka Bye Elections for Assembly Constituencies

Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The Karnataka polls' results ended the speculations about the results in the Karnatka state and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was declared the winner who bagged 17 seats. Nine seat were gone to Indian National Congress (INC) and two to Janata Dal(Secular). Established in the year 1956, Karnataka has been a politically active state since its inception. It has 28 parliamentary constituencies and there are several political parties which lead in the state. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC) and Janata Dal (Secular) are few of them. Karnataka is headed by a Chief Minister and K. Siddaramaiah is the present CM of the state under the ruling party, INC. The state attended the 2014 Lok Sabha polls which decided the fate of prominent leaders like former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and co founder of Infosys, Nandan Nilekani. During the past elections in 2009 too, BJP won the maximum seats in the Lok Sabha elections. The exit polls showed mixed opinions regarding the number of seats for BJP and Congress but BJP ruled it by grabbing maximum seats.

Karnataka is a state in the southern part of India. Karnataka was established in the year 1956 on 1st of November. Since then every year on this day, the people of this state celebrate Rajyotsava throughout the state with pomp and splendor. There are 25 parliamentary constituencies in this state. The 28 parliamentary constituencies of Karnataka will go to polls on 17 April 2014. Some of the main political parties in the fray are the Janata Dal (Secular), the Indian National Congress (INC), and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Though there has been a huge slide in the BJP's vote bank during the 2013 Assembly election, B. S. Yeddyurappa's rejoining the party will be a boost.

Quick facts Karnataka for Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 225
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyBJP
Chief MinisterShri K. Siddaramaiah
GovernorVajubhai Vala
Chief Electoral OfficerAnil Kumar Jha
AddressNirvachana Nilaya, Maharani's College Circle, Sheshadri Road, Bangalore - 560 001

About Karnataka Elections

Karnataka is a state that belongs to the southern part of India. This was established in the year 1956 on 1st of November. Since then every year on this day, the people of this state have marked this day as Rajyotsava and celebrate throughout the state with pomp and splendor. There are 30 districts within this state. The capital city of Karnataka is Bangalore and is also the largest city of this state. Bangalore is also known as Silicon City. The official language of this state is Kannada and the literacy level is 75.6%. The population of Karnataka is more than 61,000,000. Elections of this state are conducted as per the Constitution of India. The assembly of this state makes the laws regarding the matters of conducting of the local body elections in a unilateral way. But if there are any changes to be made by the state legislature with respect to the conducting of state level elections it needs to be approved by the Parliament of our country. The state legislature may be dismissed by the Parliament of our country with respect to the provisions as per the provisions of the Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and the rule of the President may be imposed. Politics in the state are mainly dominated by the three main parties The Indian National Congress, the Janta Dal (Secular) and the Bhartiya Janata Party. Till 1983, leaders of Indian National Congress became Chief Ministers of the state. Mysore was home to first three chief ministers of the state. The politics of Karnataka have created news all over India and is often known as Karnataka's natak! During the recent times it has seen many ups and downs in the political system of this state.

Administrative structure

As most of the Indian states, the administrative structure of the state is determined by the Constitution of 1950. The Governor is the head of the state and functions on the advice of the Chief Minister. CM is the head of the Council of Ministers. Jharkhand has a bicameral legislature in which the Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad) is the upper house and the Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) is the lower house.
The judiciary consists of a High Court and other district and subordinate courts. The state is divided into districts, which are grouped into four divisions. Each district is headed by a deputy commissioner.

Issues of the state

Regional Imbalance: The state is faced with a problem of lopsided economic development. Development takes place only in cities like Bangalore and Mysore as half the state revenue is being generated from these two cities. As a result, the development of other cities is being neglected.

Corruption, power crisis, water scarcity and unemployment are other issues that affect the life of people in Karnataka.

Political Parties for election in Karnataka

The national level parties who take part in the election
BharatiyaJanata Party Indian National Congress, Janata Party,
Janata Dal, Janata Dal (Secular)

Main State level parties
Coorg National Council Kannad Chalavali Vatal Paksha Karnataka Congress Party
Karnataka Kranti Ranga Karnataka Vikas Party

State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka

The legislature of this state is bicameral in nature. The current Governor of this state is Hansraj Bhardwajand the Chief Ministers Jagadish Shettar who is a candidate of Bharatiya Janatha Party. The speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly is Sri K G Bopaiah. The leader of the house is S Suresh Kumar, a candidate of BJP and Sri Siddaramaiah, a candidate of INC who is the honourable leader of the opposition. The Chamber of the legislative assembly is situated in Vidhana Soudhain Bangalore. This is the lower house of the bicameral legislature of this state.

State Legislative Council of Karnataka

The upper house of the legislature is the Karnataka Legislative Council. The leader of this house is D V Sadananda Gowda who is a BJP candidate and the leader of the opposition is C Motamma who is a candidate of INC.

Karnataka Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of Karnataka

The first Chief Minister, before the reorganisation of the state, was K. Chengalaraya Reddy (from 25 October 1947 to 30 March 1952). After reorganisation, S. Nijalingappa became the first CM of Mysore.

The complete list of Chief Ministers is given below:

Sl.No.Name of Chief MinistersFromToParty
1SiddaramaiahMay 13, 2013PresentINC
2Jagadish ShettarJul 12, 2012May 12, 2013BJP
3D. V. Sadananda GowdaAug 4, 2011Jul 12, 2012BJP
4B. S. YeddyurappaMay 30, 2008Jul 31, 2011BJP
5President's ruleNov 20, 2007May 27, 2008 
6B. S. YeddyurappaNov 12, 2007Nov 19, 2007BJP
7President's ruleOct 9, 2007Nov 11, 2007 
8H. D. KumaraswamyFeb 3, 2006Oct 8, 2007JD(S)
9Dharam SinghMay 28, 2004Jan 28, 2006INC
10S. M. KrishnaOct 11, 1999May 28, 2004INC
11J. H. PatelMay 31, 1996Oct 7, 1999JD
12H. D. Deve GowdaDec 11, 1994May 31, 1996JD
13M. Veerappa MoilyNov 19, 1992Dec 11, 1994INC
14S. BangarappaOct 17, 1990Nov 19, 1992INC
15President's ruleOct 10, 1990Oct 17, 1990 
16Veerendra PatilNov 30, 1989Oct 10, 1990INC
17President's ruleApr 21, 1989Nov 30, 1989 
18S. R. BommaiAug 13, 1988Apr 21, 1989JNP
19Ramakrishna HegdeFeb 16, 1986Aug 10, 1988JNP
20Ramakrishna HegdeMar 8, 1985Feb 13, 1986JNP
21Ramakrishna HegdeJan 10, 1983Dec 29, 1984JNP
22R. Gundu RaoJan 12, 1980Jan 6, 1983INC
23D. Devaraj UrsFeb 28, 1978Jan 7, 1980INC
24President's ruleDec 31, 1977Feb 28, 1978 
25D. Devaraj UrsMar 20, 1972Dec 31, 1977INC
26President's ruleMar 19, 1971Mar 20, 1972 
27Veerendra PatilMay 29, 1968Mar 18, 1971INC
28S. NijalingappaJun 21, 1962May 28, 1968INC
29S. R. KanthiMar 14, 1962Jun 20, 1962INC
30B. D. JattiMay 16, 1958Mar 9, 1962INC
31S. NijalingappaNov 1, 1956May 16, 1958INC

Cabinet Ministers of Karnataka

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief minister (including portfolios like Finance, Kannada languages and Cultural, Cabinet Affairs, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Intelligence Wing, Mines and Geology)Siddaramaiah
HomeK. J. George
Forest, Ecology & Environment DepartmentB.Ramanath Rai
EnergyD. K Shivakumar
TransportRamalinga Reddy
Horticulture and Agricultural marketingShamanuru Shivashankarappa
Rural Development and Panchayat RajH. K. Patil
Small Scale Industries, Sugar and MuzraiPrakash Babanna Hukkeri
Medical EducationDr. Sharan Prakash Patil
Municipalities & local bodies, Wakf & Minority welfareQamar ul Islam
Infrastructure Development, Haj and InformationR. Roshan Baig
Planning and Statistics, IT, BT, Science and TechnologyS. R. Patil
HousingM. H. Ambarish
Urban development excluding Bangalore)Vinay Kumar Sorake
Primary and Secondary Education (excluding Mass Education and Public Libraries)Kimmane Rathnakar
Food and Civil SuppliesDinesh Gundu Rao
Medium and Major IrrigationM. B. Patil
Women & Child Welfare and Kannada & CultureUmashree
AgricultureKrishna Byre Gowda

List of Governors of Karnataka

The first Governor of the state was Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur, who assumed office on 1 November 1956, after reorganisation of states. H.R. Bhardwaj is the current Governor.

The complete list of Governors in Karnataka is given below:

Sl.No.Name of GovernorsFromTo
1Vajubhai ValaAugust 26, 2014Present
2Konijeti RosaiahJune 29, 2014August 26, 2014
3H. R. BhardwajJune 24, 2009June 29, 2014
4Rameshwar ThakurAugust 21, 2007June 24, 2009
5T. N. ChaturvediAugust 21, 2002August 20, 2007
6V. S. RamadeviDecember 2, 1999August 20, 2002
7Khurshed Alam KhanJanuary 6, 1991December 2, 1999
8Bhanu Pratap SinghMay 8, 1990January 6, 1991
9Pendekanti VenkatasubbaiahFebruary 26, 1988February 5, 1990
10Ashoknath BanerjiApril 16, 1983February 25, 1989
11Govind NarainAugust 2, 1977April 15, 1983
12Uma Shankar DikshitJanuary 10, 1976August 2, 1977
13Mohanlal SukhadiaFebruary 1, 1972January 10, 1976
14Dharma ViraOctober 23, 1969February 1, 1972
15Gopal Swarup PathakMay 13, 1967August 30, 1969
16V. V. GiriApril 2, 1965May 13, 1967
17S M SrinageshMay 4, 1964April 2, 1965
18Jayachamaraja WodeyarNovember 1, 1956May 4, 1964

Rajya Sabha Members from Karnatak

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar Independent & Others 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018Shri Oscar Fernandes Indian National Congress 01/07/2010 to 30/06/2016
Shri B.K. Hariprasad Indian National Congress 22/08/2013 to 25/06/2014Shri M. Rama Jois Bharatiya Janata Party 26/06/2008 to 25/06/2014
Shri K. Rahman KhanIndian National Congress 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018Dr. Prabhakar Kore Bharatiya Janata Party 26/06/2008 to 25/06/2014
Shri S.M. Krishna Indian National Congress 26/06/2008 to 25/06/2014Dr. Vijay Mallya Independent & Others 01/07/2010 to 30/06/2016
Shri Aayanur Manjunatha Bharatiya Janata Party 01/07/2010 to 30/06/2016Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Bharatiya Janata Party 01/07/2010 to 30/06/2016
Shri Basawaraj Patil Bharatiya Janata Party 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018Shri Rangasayee Ramakrishna Bharatiya Janata Party 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018

List of the Assembly Constituencies in Karnataka

A. C. No.Assembly Constituency NameA. C. No.Assembly Constituency NameA. C. No.Assembly Constituency Name
1Nippani76Haliyal151K.R. Pura
2Chikkodi Sadalga77Karwar152Byatarayanapura
6Raibag81Yellapur156Mahalakshmi Layout
11Belgaum Uttar86Hirekerur161C.V Raman Nagar
12Belgaum Dakshin87Ranibennur162Shivajinagar
13Belgaum Rural88Hadagalli163Shanti Nagar
14Khanapur89Hagaribommanahalli164Gandhi Nagar
15Kittur90Vijayanagara165Rajaji Nagar
16Bailhongal91Kampli166Govindraj Nagar
17Saundatti Yellamma92Siruguppa167Vijay Nagar
19Mudhol94Bellary City169Chickpet
21Jamkhandi96Kudligi171Padmanaba Nagar
22Bilgi97Molakalmuru172B. T. M Layout
26Muddebihal101Hosadurga176Bangalore South
27Devar Hippargi102Holalkere177Anekal
28Basavana Bagevadi103Jagalur178Hosakote
30Bijapur City105Harihar180Doddaballapur
31Nagthan106Davanagere North181Nelamangala
32Indi107Davanagere South182Magadi
36Shorapur111Shimoga Rural186Malavalli
43Gulbarga Rural118Byndoor193Shravanabelagola
44Gulbarga Dakshin119Kundapura194Arsikere
45Gulbarga Uttar120Udupi195Belur
49Bidar South124Mudigere199Sakleshpur
52Aurad127Kadur202Mangalore City North
53Raichur Rural128Chikkanayakanahalli203Mangalore City South
57Lingsugur132Tumkur City207Sullia
58Sindhanur133Tumkur Rural208Madikeri
70Kundgol145Mulbagal220T Narasipur
71Dharwad146Kolar Gold Field221Hanur
72Hubli Dharwad East147Bangarapet222Kollegal
73Hubli Dharwad Central148Kolar223Chamarajanagar
74Hubli Dharwad West149Malur224Gundlupet

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Karnataka

Anil Kumar Jha is the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Karnataka. He heads the state election commission and works according to the guidelines of the Election Commission of India.

Official Address: Nirvachana Nilaya Maharani's College Circle Sheshadri Road, Bengaluru - 560 001
CEO Office Phone: 080-22242042
CEO Office Fax: 080-22234039
Toll Free Phone Number: 1950

Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise

Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Karnataka 2014 Party Wise Results
Below shown is the result for all important candidates for Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Nandan Nilekani
INC constituency:Bangalore South
Votes so far: 405241
M Veerappa Molly
INC constituency:Chikkaballapur
Votes so far: 424800
B. S. Yeddyurappa
BJP constituency:Shimoga
Votes so far: 606216
Anantkumar Hegde
BJP constituency:Uttara Kannada
Votes so far: 546939
Ananth Kumar
BJP constituency:South Banglore
Votes so far: 633816

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofKarnataka with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

Bagalkot WinnerGaddigoudar Parvtagouda Chandanagouda
Runner upAjay Kumar Sarnaik
Mysore WinnerPrathap Simha
Runner upAdagooru H Vishwanath
Hassan WinnerH.D. Devegowda
Runner Up-----------
Dakshina Kannada WinnerNalin Kumar Kateel
Runner upJanardana Poojary
Chikkaballapur WinnerM Veerappa Molly
Runner upB N Bache Gowda
Shimoga WinnerB. S. Yeddyurappa
Runner upManjunatha Bhandary
Bangalore Rural WinnerD K Suresh
Runner upP Muniraju
Gulbarga WinnerMallikarjun Kharge
Runner upRevunaik Belamagi
Uttara Kannada WinnerAnantkumar Hegde
Runner upPrashant R Deshpande
Haveri WinnerUdasi Shivakumar Channabasappa
Runner upSaleem Ahmed
Tumkur WinnerS P Muddahanumegowda
Runner upG.S. Basavaraj
Chikkodi WinnerPrakash Hukkeri
Runner upRamesh Vishwanath Katti
Koppal WinnerKaradi Sanganna Amarappa
Runner upBasavaraj Hitnal
Bangalore South WinnerAnanth Kumar
Runner upNandan Nilekani
Bangalore North WinnerD.V Sadananda Gowda
Runner Up-----------
Bijapur WinnerRamesh Chandappa Jigajinagi
Runner upPrakash Rathod
Mandya WinnerC.S.Puttaraju
Runner upRamya
Belgaum WinnerAngadi Suresh Channabasappa
Runner upLakshmi R. Hebbalkar
Kolar WinnerK H Muniyappa
Runner upKolar Kesava
Udupi Chikmagalur WinnerShobha Karandlaje
Runner upK Jayaprakash Hegde
Raichur WinnerB. V. Nayak
Runner upArakera Shivanagouda Nayak
Davanagere WinnerG M Siddeshwara
Runner upS.S. Mallikarjun
Chamarajanagar WinnerR. Dhruvanarayana
Runner upA. R. Krishna Murthy
Dharwad WinnerPralhad Joshi
Runner upVinay Kulkarni
Bellary WinnerB. Sreeramulu
Runner upN.Y. Hanumantappa
Chitradurga WinnerB.N.Chandrappa
Runner Up-----------
Bidar WinnerBhagwant Khuba
Runner upN. Dharam Singh
Bangalore Central WinnerP.C. Mohan
Runner Up-----------

Last Updated on September 23, 2014

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