14 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will witness voting in the Second phase on the 18th of this month

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14 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will witness voting in the Second phase on the 18th of this month

By PIB Delhi

The State of Karnataka will go to the polls in Phase 02 of the General Elections on April 18th 2019. Out of total 28, only14 Parliamentary constituencies in the state are scheduled to go to polls in a second phase. The state has  two-phase polling. The State has a total electorate of  2,63,38,277out of which 1,33,52,234 are male electors, 1,29,83,284are female electors and 2,759 belong to third gender category. There are 30,410 polling stations set up in the state.

There are a total of 241 candidates ( out of which 17 are women) in the fray.

Party-wise break-up of contesting candidates for the forthcoming polls in Karnataka(Phase 2).

No. of Parliamentary ConstituenciesThis phase – Phase II 14Total 28
Contesting Party details:PartyNo. of Contesting Candidates 
BJP13
INC10
JDS(Secular)4
BSP14
CPI1
CPI(Marxist)1
Others65
Independents133
Total (this phase): Women candidates (This phase):17
  
No. of candidates241241

The seats won by the political parties which participated in the General Elections in 2014 and their vote shares in the state of Karnataka are given below:

No. of Parliamentary ConstituenciesTotal              28             SC:                 05ST:02
 Contested Partydetails:Main PartiesSeats won in 2014Percentage of votes polled in 2014BJP1743.83%INC0941.27%JDS0211.73%Others–3.17%  

Seats won by parties in SC constituencies in General Election 2014

S.No.ConstituencyCategoryWinnerSocial CategoryParty
1BijapurSCRamesh JigajinagiSCBJP
2ChamarajanagarSCR.DhruvanarayanaSCINC
3ChitradurgaSCB.N.ChandrappaSCINC
4GulbargaSCMallikarjun KhargeSCINC
5KolarSCK.H.MuniyappaSCINC

Seats won by parties in ST constituencies in General Election 2014

S.No.ConstituencyCategoryWinnerSocial CategoryParty
1BellarySTB.SreeramulaSTBJP
2RaichurSTB.V.NayakSTINC
Interesting titbits :Karnataka saw close contests in as many as 4 Lok Sabha seats in General Elections 2014, where the winning margin was less than 10,000 votes – Raichur, Chikkodi, Mandya, and Chikkballapur 

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