Bengaluru LS 2019 results

Bengaluru LS 2019 results

Benaluru LS 2019 results are out. BJP has sweeped the Lok Sabha polls 2019 in Benglauru and also in Karnataka with 25 seats.

Bengaluru Central :

P.C.Mohan of BJP wins the seat again Rizwan Arshad of INC and Prakash Raj an Independent candidate from Benglauru Central. The Bengaluru Central segment was on the verge of slipping to Congress but swung in favour of BJP. This is P.C. Mohan’s hat-trick victory. It was a tough competition between Rizwan Arshad and P.C. Mohan.

P.C.Mohan – 601170 votes Won with a difference of 69974 votes

Rizwan Arshad – 531196 votes Lost with a difference of 69974 votes

Prakash Raj – 20073 votes

Bengaluru North :

Sadananda Gowda was often criticized by the oppostion for his ‘ppr’ performance and teased for his smiling face. Gowda effortlessly registered a resounding victory over his rival.

Sadananda Gowda of BJP sweeped against Krishna Byre Gowda who represented JD(S) from Bengaluru North.

Sadananda Gowda – 812915 votes won with a difference of 144743 votes

Krishna Byre Gowda – 668172 votes lost with a difference of 144743 votes

Bengaluru South :

Bengaluru South is a strong BJP bastion where Late Ananth Kumar won 6 times continuously. It was an astounding easy win for Tejasvi Surya of BJP in his maiden election against B.K.Hariprasad of INC from Benglauru South which was Late Ananth Kumar’s domain.

B.K.Hariprasad had lost the election 20 years ago in the same constituency. He was hoping of getting the seat from BJP.

Tejasvi Surya – 704243 votes won with a difference of 352228 votes

B.Hari Prasad – 352015 Votes lost with a difference of 352228 votes

Bengaluru Rural :

It was once again D.K.Suresh of INC from Benglauru Rural against Ashwath Narayan of BJP.

0D.K.Suresh’s accessibility by the public played a significant role in his victory.

D.K.Suresh – 877441 votes won with a difference of 207470 votes

Ashwath Narayan – 669971 votes lost with a difference of 207470 votes

2018 By-election results in Karnataka

2018 By-election results in Karnataka

The results for 3 Lok Sabha and 2 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka were declared on 06.11.2018.

  • Congress’s A.Nyamagouda won Jamakhandi assembly seat.
  • Anita Kumaraswamy from JD(S) won Ramanagaram Assembly seat
  • Y.Raghavendra from BJP won Shivamogga Lok Sabha Constituency
  • Congress’s V.S.Ugrappa won Bellary Lok Sabha constituency
  • R.Shivarame Gowda from JD(S) won from Mandya Lok Sabha Constituency

A total of 31 candidates were in the fray from all the 5 constituencies.

The by-elections were necessiated after Yeddyurappa (Shivamogga) and Sriramulu (Bellary) of Bharatiya Janata Party and C.S. Puttaraju  JD(S) (Mandya) resigned as Member of Parliament on their election to the Assembly in May 2018.

By-polls to Jamakhandi assembly seat was caused by the death of Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda while Ramanagara fell vacant after Kumaraswamy gave up the seat preferring Chennapatna.

The performance in by-polls is a boost for the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance in the State which was facing questions of longevity.

Aside from improving its electoral prospects, the JD(S) also realizes that by sticking with the Congress, it can continue in power for a  longer term in Karnataka, with Kumaraswamy at the helm.





Crowd-funding of political parties ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Crowd-funding of political parties ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Lob Sabha polls are due in 2019 and all the political parties have stepped up their game with alliances and bargains taking center stage.  The Election Commission of India held an all-party meeting in New Delhi where the major political national parties and 51 regional parties were invited to discuss different issues such as paper ballots, the limit on election expenses and domestic migrant voting.

Another thing in the agenda was a timely submission by parties of annual audited reports, the inclusion of print media as a medium to appeal for votes prior to election and gender representation in political parties.

The key issue which became a discussion point during the all-party meet was the funding of political parties and if a limit should be imposed on the amount of money that parties can spend during an election campaign.

The expenditure of conducting the Lok Sabha elections is borne by the Centre while the state governments spend to maintain law and order during the Lok Sabha elections.

However, there are no limits on the expenditure incurred by political parties and hence large sums of money are raised and spent by them during their election campaigns.

ECI statement on Lok Sabha elections

All registered political parties have to submit before the ECI a statement of election expenditure. Similarly, within 30 days after the conclusion of the Lok Sabha elections, all contesting candidates are required to produce an expenditure statement before the ECI.

Political parties are supposed to provide details of total amounts provided to contesting candidates and to provide details on amounts received to the ECI.

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal launched a nationwide crowd-funding initiative to raise funds for the next years’ Lok Sabha elections.  The parties donation drive is known as ‘Aap Ka Daan, Rashtra Ka Nirmaan’ (Your donation will develop the nation).

The Indian National Congress members are visiting homes with donation vouchers of Rs,50, Rs.100, Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 to take on the financially well to do BJP.

The BJP is accepting the donation on the Narendra Modi App.  The drive of collection donation is known as ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’. The party accepts a donation from Rs.5 to a maximum of Rs.1,000.

Seven national parties received Rs.710.80 crore from unknown sources during 2016-17.

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Dakshina Kannada-Nalin Kumar Kateel

Nalin Kumar Kateel


Nalin Kumar Niranjan Shetty Kateel (born 7 February 1966 to Late Shri Niranjan Shetty and Smt. Sushila N Shetty at Kunjady, Dakshina Kannada ) is a Member of Parliament who represents the BJP in the 16th Lok Sabha. 

Elected From Dakshina Kannada.

Education– Metriculate educated at St.Philomena High School, Puttur, Dakshina Kannada.

Positions Held

2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha (1st term)
31.08.2009 Member, Standing Committee on Commerce
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
14.08.2014 – 30.04.2015 Member, Committee on Estimates
01.09.2014 onwards Member, Standing committee on Agriculture, Member-Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs.