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March 19, 2018 06:09 PM
With just a few weeks left in the Assembly polls in Karnataka, the state government has finally given a green signal to the suggestion of giving Lingayats the status of a separate religion. The suggestions were put forwarded by the Nagamohan Das co..... Read More
March 19, 2018 06:08 PM
Vatal Nagaraj, the Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha leader, has announced the formation of a new party ahead of the Assembly polls in Karnataka. The new party would be called 'Karnataka Praja Samyukta Ranga' and would consist of farmers, Dali..... Read More
March 19, 2018 06:07 PM
According to a Congress party official, Rahul Gandhi would kick off his third visit to the poll-bound Karnataka from Tuesday. The visit is reported to be of two days and would include coastal districts of the state. According to M. Ramachandrappa, ..... Read More
March 19, 2018 06:05 PM
Siddaramaiah, the present Karnataka Chief Minister, has expressed confidence that Congress would retain the power in the state and went even further by stating that Rahul Gandhi would become the next Prime Minister of India. He compared the poll co..... Read More
March 19, 2018 06:03 PM
According to the buzz doing rounds in the political circles, the JD(S) is trying everything to get its candidate elected into the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka. The party has been using legal, bluster, persuasion, and bargain to get B M Farook elected..... Read More
March 19, 2018 06:00 PM
A newly launched party that goes by the name of Bharatiya Janashakti Congress (BJC) has announced that it would contest on 15 seats in the upcoming Assembly polls in Karnataka. The party's head Shenoy, who is a former Deputy Superintendent of P..... Read More
March 17, 2018 06:26 PM
Om Prakash Rawat, the Chief Election Commissioner, has declared that the dates for the Karnataka Assembly polls would be announced by April 15. He along with 2 other election commissioners, namely, Ashok Lavasa and Sunil Arora, would visit the stat..... Read More
March 17, 2018 06:25 PM
The Congress has released a 'charge sheet' against BJP for the top 10 betrayals the party has done to people. The list is titled NAmage MOsa' which translates to 'We have been cheated'. The first on the list is the ticket for Ra..... Read More
March 17, 2018 06:24 PM
CM Siddaramaiah has stated that his son has neither decided nor asked for the party's ticket for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state. He added that if the people want him to contest then he would. The announcement came amidst the speculati..... Read More
March 17, 2018 06:22 PM
M Veerappa Moily, a Senior Congress leader, has found himself in trouble after eyebrows were raised on a tweet made by him. The social media post implies towards him suggesting that money played a role in getting Congress ticket for the upcoming po..... Read More

Quick facts for Karnataka Election

Parliamentary Constituencies28
Assembly Constituencies 225
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyBJP
Chief MinisterShri K. Siddaramaiah
GovernorVajubhai Vala
Chief Electoral OfficerSanjiv Kumar
CEO's AddressNirvachana Nilaya, Maharani's College Circle, Sheshadri Road, Bangalore - 560 001

Karnataka By-Election 2017 Result

AC NameWinnerPartyVotesRunner-upPartyVotes

Karnataka Election

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 64.06 million. Karnataka Election are conducted as per the Constitution of India. The assembly of the state makes the laws regarding the matters of conducting of the local body Karnataka election 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 in Karnataka it needs to be approved by the Parliament of India. The state legislature may be dismissed by the Parliament of India 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. Karnataka 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: Karnataka 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 in Karnataka

The national level parties who take part in Karnataka 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

Karnataka Election - State Legislative Assembly

The legislature of this state is bicameral in nature. The last election in Karnataka for its state legislative assembly was held on May 5, 2013. The current Governor of this state is Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and the Chief Minister is Siddaramaiah, who is a candidate of Indian National Congress. The speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly is ‎K. B. Koliwad. Jagadish Shettar, BJP is the leader of the opposition.

Karnataka Election - State Legislative Council

The upper house of the legislature is the Karnataka Legislative Council. The leader of this house is G. Parameshwara who is an INC candidate and the leader of the opposition is ‎K. S. Eshwarappa who is a candidate of BJP. The council is a permanent body with one-third of its members retiring every two years.

List of Chief Ministers of Karnataka

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
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
31Kadidal ManjappaAug 19, 1956Oct 31, 1956INC
32K. HanumanthaiahMarch 03, 1952Aug 19, 1956INC
33K. Chengalaraya Reddy*Oct 25, 1947March 30, 1952INC
*Was the first Chief Minister, before the reorganisation of the state.

List of Governors of Karnataka

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Vajubhai ValaSept 01, 2014Present
2Konijeti RosaiahJune 30, 2014August 31, 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, 1992December 2, 1999
8Bhanu Pratap SinghMay 8, 1990January 6, 1992
9Pendekanti VenkatasubbaiahFebruary 26, 1987February 5, 1990
10Ashoknath BanerjiApril 16, 1982February 25, 1987
11Govind NarainAugust 2, 1977April 15, 1982
12Uma Shankar DikshitJanuary 10, 1975August 2, 1977
13Mohanlal SukhadiaFebruary 1, 1972January 10, 1975
14Dharma ViraOctober 23, 1970February 1, 1972
15Gopal Swarup PathakMay 13, 1967August 30, 1969
16V. V. GiriApril 2, 1965May 13, 1967
17S M SrinageshMay 4, 1963April 2, 1965
18Jayachamaraja Wadiyar*November 1, 1957May 4, 1963
*Was the first Governor before the reorganisation of the state

Cabinet Ministers of Karnataka

S.NoMinisteriesName of Minister
1Department of Cabinet Affairs, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Department of Finance including Institutional Finance and Small Savings & Lotteries, Intelligence Wing from Home Department, Information & Public Reltions from Kannada and Culture, Information and Public Relation Department, Any other Department not specifically allocated.SHRI SIDDARAMAIAH  (Chief Minister)
2Home Department excluding Intelligence Wing.SHRI RAMALINGA REDDY
3Large and Medium Scale Industries from Commerce and Industries Department &Infrastructure Development DepartmentSHRI R.V.DESHPANDE
4Transport from Transport Department.SHRI H.M. REVANNA
5Law, Justice and Human Rights, Parliamentary Affairs and Legislation & Minor Irrigation from Water Resources Department.SHRI T.B.JAYACHANDRA
6Forest, Ecology and Environment Department.SHRI B. RAMANATHA RAI
7Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Development.SHRI H.K. PATIL
8Public Works, Ports and Inland Transport Department.DR. H.C. MAHADEVAPPA
9Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department.SHRI U.T. KHADER
10Major and Medium Irrigation from Water Resources Department.SHRI M.B. PATIL
11Social Welfare Department & Backward Classes Welfare Department.SHRI H. ANJANEYA
12Energy Department.SHRI D.K. SHIVAKUMAR
13City Corporations excluding BBMP and subjects pertaining to Bangalore City, Urban Development Authorities excluding subjects pertaining to Bangalore Directorate of Urban Land Transport, KUWS & DB and KUIDFC from Urban Development Department & Haj from Minority Welfare and Wakf Department.SHRI R. ROSHAN BAIG
14Women and Child Development, Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens, Kannada and Culture from Kannada and Culture, Information and Public Relation Department.SMT UMASHREE
15Agriculture Department.SHRI KRISHNA BYRE GOWDA
16Medical Education from Health and Family Welfare Department.DR. SHARANAPRAKASH RUDRAPPA PATIL
17Primary and Secondary Education from Education Department, Minority Welfare and Wakf Department excluding HajSHRI TANVEER SAIT
18Horticulture Department excluding Sericulture Department & Agricultural Marketing from Co-operation Department.SHRI S.S. MALLIKARJUNA
19Health and Family Welfare Department excluding Medical EducationSHRI K.R. RAMESH KUMAR
20Revenue Department excluding MuzraiSHRI KAGODU THIMMAPPA
21Co-operation exluding Agriculture Marketing from Co-operation Department.SHRI JARKIHOLI RAMESH LAXMANARAO
22Planning and Statistics Department, Science & Technology from IT & BT, Science and Technology Department.SHRI M.R. SEETHARAM
23Labour from Labour Department &Skill Development Department.SHRI SANTOSH S. LAD
24Higher Education from Education Department.SHRI BASAVRAJ RAYREDDI
25Housing Department.SHRI M KRISHNAPPA
26All subjects pertaining to Bangalore City, including BBMP, BDA, BWSSB, BMRDA, BMRCL, Directorate of Town Planning from Urban Development Department.SHRI K J GEORGE
27Information Technology and Bio-Technology from IT & BT, Science and Technology Department & Tourism Department.SHRI PRIYANK KHARGE
28Textiles from Commerce and Industries Department & Muzrai from Revenue Department.SHRI RUDRAPPA MANAPPA LAMANI
29Municipalities and Local Bodies (CMCs, TMC & TPs) from Urban Depvelopment Department & Department of Public Enterprises.SHRI ESHWARA B. KHANDRE
30Youth Services Department, & Fisheries from Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department.SHRI PRAMOD MADHWARAJ
31Excise from Finance Department.SHRI R.B. THIMMAPUR
32Mines and Geology from Commerce and Industries Department.SHRI VINAY R KULKARNI
33Animal Husbandry, & Sericulture from Horticulture Department.SHRI A. MANJU

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

S.NoMinisteriesName of Minister
1Small Scale Industries from Commerce and Industries Department & Sugar from Commerce and Industries Department.SMT M.C. MOHAN KUMARI URUF GEETHA

Rajya Sabha Members from Karnataka

1Chandrasekhar, Shri RajeevIND.
2Fernandes, Shri OscarINC
3Gowda, Prof. M.V. RajeevINC
4Hariprasad, Shri B.K.INC
5Khan, Shri K. RahmanINC
6Kore, Dr. PrabhakarBJP
7Nirmala Sitharaman, Smt.BJP
8Patil, Shri BasawarajBJP
9Ramamurthy, Shri K.C.INC
10Ramesh, Shri JairamINC
11Rangasayee Ramakrishna, ShriBJP
12Reddy, Shri D. KupendraJD(S)

Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The results of Karnataka election for Lok Sabha ended the speculations about the results in the Karnataka state and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was declared the winner who bagged 17 seats. Nine seats 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 Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of 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 28 parliamentary constituencies in the state which went to polls on 17 April 2014. Some of the main political parties in the fray were the Janata Dal (Secular), the Indian National Congress (INC), and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Last Updated on March 5, 2018

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