Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will go for voting tomorrow in the Second phase on the 18th April 2019

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Election Commission
17-April-2019 13:24 IST

14 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will go for voting tomorrow in the Second phase on the 18th April 2019 

The State of Karnataka will go to the polls tomorrow on 18th April 2019 in Phase 02 of the General Elections. 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 2,63,38,277 in this phase out of which 1,33,52,234 are male electors, 1,29,83,284 are female electors and 2,759 belong to third gender category. There are 30,410 polling stations set up in the state in this phase.
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In this phase 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 Constituencies This phase – Phase II
14
Total
28
Contesting Party details: Party No. of Contesting Candidates
BJP 13
INC 10
JDS(Secular) 4
BSP 14
CPI 1
CPI(Marxist) 1
Others 65
Independents 133
Total (this phase): Women candidates (This phase):
17
No. of candidates 241 241

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 Constituencies
Total 28
SC: 05
ST:02
Contested Party
details:
Main Parties
Seats won in 2014
Percentage of votes polled in 2014
BJP
17
43.83%
INC
09
41.27%
JDS
02
11.73%
Others
--
3.17%

Seats won by parties in SC constituencies in General Election 2014
S.No.
Constituency
Category
Winner
Social Category
Party
1
Bijapur
SC
Ramesh Jigajinagi
SC
BJP
2
Chamarajanagar
SC
R.Dhruvanarayana
SC
INC
3
Chitradurga
SC
B.N.Chandrappa
SC
INC
4
Gulbarga
SC
MallikarjunKharge
SC
INC
5
Kolar
SC
K.H.Muniyappa
SC
INC
Seats won by parties in ST constituencies in General Election 2014
S.No.
Constituency
Category
Winner
Social Category
Party
1
Bellary
ST
B.Sreeramula
ST
BJP
2
Raichur
ST
B.V.Nayak
ST
INC

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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