As one of the 28 Parliamentary constituencies in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Shimoga is a Lok Sabha seat which is situated in the Shimoga District. Known as the ‘Gateway to Malnad’, this district of Shimoga has the eponymous city of Shimoga as its administrative headquarters. According to Election Commission of India 2009 data the total electorates in the Shimoga Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 14) were 1,435,908 of which 720,636 are females and 715,272 are males. Eight Assembly segments comprise this Lok Sabha constituency of Shimoga, out of which the only segment reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes is Shimoga Rural.
The economy is supported by the strong presence of agricultural, foundry and animal husbandry sectors. Areca nut, a famous crop grown in Karnataka, is cultivated the most in the Shimoga District. Besides, other crops such as rice, paddy, cashew nut, pepper and paddy are grown in this district. In the industrial sector, the Pearlite Liners, previously called the Bharath Foundry, is the largest employer in the district. Along with this, the industries of automobiles, engineering and iron products add to the maximum revenue in the Shimoga District.
Interestingly, the Shimoga constituency is inhabited by the minority populations, such as the Muslims, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the Lingayats, and the Deevarus, thus making this constituency extremely important in the overall politics of the country.
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Shimoga Parliamentary Constituency.The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Shimoga 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 Shimoga constituency is Shri B. S. Yeddyurappa of BJP.
|Year||PC No.||PC Name||Category||winner/current MP||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up MP||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||14||Shimoga||GEN||B. S. Yeddyurappa||M||BJP||606216||Manjunath Bhandary||M||INC||242911|
|2009||14||Shimoga||GEN||Yeddyurappa,Shri Raghavendra||M||BJP||482783||S. Bangarappa||M||INC||429890|
|2005||Bye Pol||Shimoga||GEN||S.Bangarappa||M||SP||269013||Ayanur Manjunatha||M||INC||252376|
|2004||21||Shimoga||GEN||S. Bangarappa||M||BJP||450097||Ayanur Manjunath||M||INC||373952|
|1998||21||Shimoga||GEN||Ayanoor Manjunath||M||BJP||352277||D.B.Chandre Gowda||M||INC||192370|
|1996||21||Shimoga||GEN||S Bangarappa||M||KCP||303152||Ayanur Manjunatha||M||BJP||230916|
|1991||21||Shimoga||GEN||K.G. Shivappa||M||INC||281182||B.S. Yediyurappa||M||BJP||240479|
|1984||21||Shimoga||GEN||T. V. Chandrashekarappa||M||INC||299038||D. G. Shivannagowda||M||BJP||175364|
|1980||21||Shimoga||GEN||S.T. Quadri||M||INC(I)||246328||D.H. Shankara Murthy||M||JNP||94530|
|1977||21||Shimoga||GEN||A. R. Badarinarayan||M||INC||236065||J. H. Patel||M||BLD||161229|
Facts about current sitting MP of Shimoga Constituency
|Name of MP||B. S. Yeddyurappa|
|Nature of Membership||Elected|
|Term||18-May-14 to In office|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Educational Qualification||Under Graduate|
|Activities of B. S. Yeddyurappa 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 Shimoga Parliamentary ConstituencyThe table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Shimoga parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
|Shimoga Rural (SC)||Bhadravati||Shimoga|
Last Updated on February 24, 2015