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In 2009 Election Results the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.

In 2014 Election Results the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election , armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.

Shimoga Lok Sabha Election Results 2019

CandidatePartyEVM VotesMigrant VotesPostal VotesTotal Votes% of VotesStatus
B.Y.Raghavendra.Bharatiya Janata Party728902097072987256.86Winner
S.MadhubangarappaJanata Dal (Secular)506212030050651239.461st Runner-up
GuddappaBahujan Samaj Party733901173500.572nd Runner-up
NOTANone Of The Above68620668680.543rd Runner-up
Shashikumar.S.GowdaIndependent68450068450.534th Runner-up
Krishna.K.Pyramid Party Of India56520156530.445th Runner-up
S.Umesha VarmaIndependent44640144650.356th Runner-up
Venkatesh.RUttama Prajaakeeya Party40820540870.327th Runner-up
Shekara NaikIndependent39290139300.318th Runner-up
K.C.Vinay RajavathIndependent33150233170.269th Runner-up
Mohammed Yusuf KhanIndependent15780115790.1210th Runner-up
N.T.VijayakumarIndependent15780015780.1211th Runner-up
S.UmeshappaIndependent15210015210.1212th Runner-up

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 MPGenderPartyVoteRunner Up MPGenderPartyVote
201414ShimogaGENB. S. Yeddyurappa M BJP 606216 Manjunath Bhandary M INC 242911
200914ShimogaGENYeddyurappa,Shri Raghavendra MBJP482783S. BangarappaMINC429890
2005Bye PolShimogaGENS.Bangarappa MSP269013Ayanur Manjunatha MINC252376
200421ShimogaGENS. BangarappaMBJP450097Ayanur ManjunathMINC373952
199921ShimogaGENS.BangarappaMINC427870Ayanur ManjunathaMBJP332832
199821ShimogaGENAyanoor ManjunathMBJP352277D.B.Chandre GowdaMINC192370
199621ShimogaGENS BangarappaMKCP303152Ayanur ManjunathaMBJP230916
199121ShimogaGENK.G. ShivappaMINC281182B.S. YediyurappaMBJP240479
198921ShimogaGENT.V.ChandrashekarappaMINC269074M.Kotoji RaoMJD128704
198421ShimogaGENT. V. ChandrashekarappaMINC299038D. G. ShivannagowdaMBJP175364
198021ShimogaGENS.T. QuadriMINC(I)246328D.H. Shankara MurthyMJNP94530
197721ShimogaGENA. R. BadarinarayanMINC236065J. H. PatelMBLD161229

Facts about current sitting MP of Shimoga Constituency

Name of MP Shri B. S. Yeddyurappa
Age 75
Nature of Membership Elected
Term May, 2014 to In office
Political Party Bharatiya Janata Party
Gender Male
Educational Qualification PUC.,
Activities of Shri B. S. Yeddyurappa in 16th Lok Sabha
Debates participated 16
Private member bills passed 0
Questions asked 303
Attendance N/A

Note:Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.

List of Assembly Constituencies in Shimoga Parliamentary Constituency

The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Shimoga parliamentary constituency.

Names of Assembly Constituencies
Shimoga Rural (SC)BhadravatiShimoga

Last Updated on july 2, 2019