The Bijapur Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka is reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes. As one of the 28 Lok Sabha segments of this state, Bijapur is located in the historically prominent district of Bijapur. The Bijapur Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 4) has a total of 1,373,604 electorates out of which 662,782 are females and 710,822 are males according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports. Ruled by the Adil Shah dynasty, Bijapur was one of the five splinter states of the Bahamani Sultanate in 1518. Bijapur then passed into the hands of the Nizam of Hyderabad, who set up his own independent kingdom there, before being annexed by the mighty Marathas.
In the Third Anglo-Maratha War between the British and the Marathas, the kingdom of Bijapur was finally made a part of the British dominion. Bijapur thus inherits a prominent historical legacy spanning across centuries. The city of Bijapur is the administrative headquarters of the eponymous district. With a population of 2,175,102, as per the 2011 Census records, this district primarily has an agricultural economy. Farming is the main occupation, and crops such as grapes, guava, lime and pomegranate are grown, besides commercial crops such as sugarcane and cotton. Out of the eight Assembly segments which constitute this district, only the segment of Nagthan is reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes.
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Bijapur Parliamentary Constituency.The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Bijapur parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Bijapur constituency is Shri Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi of BJP.
|Year||PC No.||PC Name||Category||winner/current MP||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up MP||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||4||Bijapur||(SC)||Ramesh Jigajinagi||M||BJP||471757||Prakash Rathod||M||INC||401938|
|2009||4||Bijapur||(SC)||Jigajinagi,Shri Ramesh Chandappa||M||BJP||308939||Prakash Kubasing Rathod||M||INC||266535|
|2004||28||Bijapur||GEN||Basanagouda R Patil (Yatnal)||M||BJP||344905||Basanagouda Somanagouda Patil (Managuli)||M||INC||307372|
|1999||28||Bijapur||GEN||Basangouda Ramangouda Patil(Yatnal)||M||BJP||348816||Gudadinni Laxmibai Basagondappa||M||INC||312177|
|1998||28||Bijapur||GEN||Patil Mallanagouda Basanagouda||M||INC||261623||Patil Basanagouda Linganagouda||M||BJP||208801|
|1996||28||Bijapur||GEN||Patil Basangouda Rudragouda||M||JD||185504||Basanagouda Ramanagouda Patil(Yatnal)||M||BJP||154911|
|1991||28||Bijapur||GEN||Gudadinni Basagondappa Kadappa||M||INC||207887||Pattan Shetty Rajashekar Veergondappa||M||BJP||140233|
|1989||28||Bijapur||GEN||Gudadinni Basagondappa Kadappa||M||INC||306050||Shivashankareppa Mallappa Guraddi||M||JD||182717|
|1984||28||Bijapur||GEN||Guraddi Shivashankareppa Mallappa||M||JNP||206737||Choudhari Rayagondappa Bhimanna||M||INC||204318|
|1980||28||Bijapur||GEN||Choudhari Kalingappa Bhimanna||M||INC(I)||167091||Khed Ningappa Siddappa||M||JNP||156529|
|1977||28||Bijapur||GEN||Choudhari Kalingappa Bhimanna||M||INC||173700||Nagathan Irappa Chanamallappa||M||BLD||152026|
Facts about current sitting MP of Bijapur Constituency
|Name of MP||Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi|
|Nature of Membership||Elected|
|Term||18-May-14 to In office|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Educational Qualification||Post Graduate|
|Activities of Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi in 16th Lok Sabha|
|Private member bills passed||0|
Note : (Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 May 2015.)
List of Assembly Constituencies in Bijapur Parliamentary ConstituencyThe table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Bijapur parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
|Muddebihal||Devar Hippargi||Basavana Bagevadi|
|Babaleshwar||Bijapur City||Nagthan (SC)|
Last Updated on February 24, 2015