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Uttara Kannada Parliamentary Constituency 2019, Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha Constituency Details, Political News Uttara Kannada, Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019 News Updates, Karnataka Parliamentary Constituency details 2019, Uttara Kannada MP, Issues Political Analysis 2019

About the Constituency:

Formerly called Kanara, Uttara Kannada is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state of Karnataka located in southern region of India. The name of the constituency was changed following the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Constituencies Order of 2008. The total number of electorates in the Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 12) according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports are 1,286,556 of which 661,530 are males and 625,026 are females.

Assembly Segments:

There are eight Assembly constituencies in Uttara Kanada. The previous assembly segment of Ankola was abolished following the delimitation, while the assembly constituency of Yellapur came into existence and was incorporated.

Khanapur

Kittur

Haliyal

Karwar

Kumta

Bhatkal

Sirsi

Yellapur

 

About Uttara Kanada:

It is located in the geographic boundaries of the Konkan District of Uttara Kannada or North Canara. With a population of 14,86,874, according to the 2011 Census of India, the district is one of the most advanced and less populated regions in the state. 

Situated in the North Kanara district is the administrative headquarters, the Karwar city. The economy of the Uttara Kannada Parliamentary constituency is reliant on a strong agricultural base, as this region is famous for growing rice and areca nut crops, besides spices, cotton, pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, and others. This constituency is famous across the world for becoming a global platform for jewellery, glass, ceramics, as well as software.

Present Political Scenario:

A BJP bastion

This is again a BJP stronghold and the party has re-nominated Anant Kumar hegde for this seat, although there was talk of making a change this time and going for former education minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, which never materialized in the end. This is an area dominated by Brahmin politics and Congress may find it difficult to defeat BJP.

A Look: Sitting MP

Name of MP

Anant Kumar Hegde

Age

45

Nature of Membership

Elected

Term

18-May-09 to In office

Political Party

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gender

Male

Educational Qualification

Inter/ Higher Secondary

Performance in the 15thLok Sabha:

Debates participated

14

Private member bills passed

2

Questions asked

574

Attendance

73%

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