Bengaluru North records highest nominations in Karnataka for Lok Sabha election
Out of 362 candidates 337 are men and 25 are women candidates who have filed their nominations for the first phase of polls in the state. Bengaluru North has highest number of candidates with 40 and Hassan has least -13 candidates, in Karnataka.
Bengaluru: As the filing of nominations for the first phase of polling for 14 Lok Sabha constituencies ended in Karnataka on Tuesday, a total of 455 nominations have been submitted by 362 candidates, poll officials said.
On Tuesday (last day for the filing of nominations), 181 candidates had filed 222 nominations.
Among these, 337 are men and 25 are women, the Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer's office stated in an official release.
Among the constituencies that will go to polls in the first phase on April 18, the highest number of candidates in Karnataka for Lok Sabha 2019 election was recorded in Bangalore North with 40 candidates. Hassan and Chamarajanagar recorded the lowest number of candidates; 13.
Chitradurga (SC), Chamarajanagar (SC) and Kolar (SC) are the three reserved parliamentary constituencies among the 14 which will go to polls on April 18, and 64 candidates have filed 79 nominations in these seats.
On Tuesday the last day for the filing of nominations, 181 candidates had filed 222 nominations.
Prominent among those contesting in the first phase include former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda (Tumakuru), his grandson Prajwal Revanna and Nikhil Kumaraswamy from Hassan and Mandya respectively.
Also in the fray for the first phase are Union Minister Sadananda Gowda (Bangalore North), senior Congress leaders Veerappa Moily (Chikkaballapura), B K Hariprasad (Bangalore South) and Karnataka Rural Development Minister Krishna Byre Gowda (Bangalore North).
Karnataka will go to polls in two phases, 14 constituencies each, on April 18 and 23.
While scrutiny of nominations took place on March 27, the last date for withdrawal is March 29.
For the second phase polls on April 23, notification will be issued on March 28. The last date for nomination is April 4. Scrutiny will take place on April 5 and the last day for withdrawal is April 8.
Counting of votes and announcement of results for both phases is scheduled for May 23.