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About the Constituency:

As one of the 28 Parliamentary constituencies in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Shimoga is a Lok Sabha seat which is situated in the Shimoga District. Known as the ‘Gateway to Malnad’, this district of Shimoga has the eponymous city of Shimoga as its administrative headquarters. According to Election Commission of India 2009 data the total electorates in the Shimoga Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 14) were 1,435,908 of which 720,636 are females and 715,272 are males.

Assembly Segments:

Eight Assembly segments comprise this Lok Sabha constituency of Shimoga, out of which the only segment reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes is Shimoga Rural. 

Shimoga Rural (SC)

Bhadravati

Shimoga

Tirthahalli

Shikaripur

Sorab

Sagar

Byndoor

About Shimoga:

The economy is supported by the strong presence of agricultural, foundry and animal husbandry sectors. Areca nut, a famous crop grown in Karnataka, is cultivated the most in the Shimoga District. Besides, other crops such as rice, paddy, cashew nut, pepper and paddy are grown in this district. In the industrial sector, the Pearlite Liners, previously called the Bharath Foundry, is the largest employer in the district. Along with this, the industries of automobiles, engineering and iron products add to the maximum revenue in the Shimoga District. 
Interestingly, the Shimoga constituency is inhabited by the minority populations, such as the Muslims, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the Lingayats, and the Deevarus, thus making this constituency extremely important in the overall politics of the country.

A Look:Sitting MP

Name of MP

Raghavendra Yeddyurappa

Age

40

Nature of Membership

Elected

Term

18-May-09 to In office

Political Party

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gender

Male

Educational Qualification

Graduate

Performance in the 15th Lok Sabha:

Debates participated

2

Private member bills passed

0

Questions asked

124

Attendance

52%

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