Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Dates, Phases, Candidates | Political Landscape Analysis

Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Today at 4 PM Election Commission of India has announced the much awaited dates for the General Elections. The Lok Sabha elections 2024 will start from 19th April, 2024. Along with this the ECI has also announced the schedule for the election. Like last parliamentary elections this election will also take place in seven phases. For Karnataka the polls for Lok Sabha constituencies will take place in two phases i.e. on 26 April, 2024 and 7 May, 2024. The Results for these elections will be declared on 6 June. The ECI has announced this schedule after a month-long poll preparedness survey conducted throughout the nation. The survey assessed whether all the States are equipped with personnel and machinery so that they can successfully conduct the general elections. Karnataka has 28 Seats in Lok Sabha. Unlike other northern states of India Karnataka doesn’t have a likeness for national parties such as BJP to INC. Both of these parties win Seats with the help of the local parties operating there. The BJP has said that they will this time secure more than 20 seats in Karnataka. Today in this article we’ll discuss the candidates announced by both BJP and INC for different Lok Sabha Constituencies in Karnataka along with the dates for Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka.


Karnataka Lok Sabha Election 2024 Dates: City-wise List:-

Phase 1 (April 26) Udupi Chikmagalur, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Mandya, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Chikkballapur, Kolar
Phase 2 (May 7) Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Bellary, Haveri, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Davanagere, Shimoga


The Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka are significant as they shape the political landscape of the state and contribute to the national political scenario. In 2019, these elections were held in two phases on April 18 and April 23. Karnataka, known as a key battleground state, sees a fierce competition between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The BJP has a stronghold in Karnataka and won 25 out of the 28 seats in the 2019 elections, indicating its dominance in the state. This victory was crucial for the BJP, especially after losing the state to the Congress-JD(S) alliance in the 2018 assembly polls. However, the BJP later managed to form the government in Karnataka after the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) coalition.

The Congress and JD(S) alliance, which fought together in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, could secure only one seat. Despite being traditional rivals, the Congress and JD(S) joined hands to counter the BJP’s dominance in the state. However, their efforts were not fruitful as they faced a significant defeat.

The upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka are scheduled to be held in two phases on April 26 and May 7. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced these dates, setting the stage for the democratic process. In the first phase, 14 constituencies in South Karnataka, including Bengaluru North, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Central, Bengaluru South, and coastal regions, will go to the polls. The remaining 14 constituencies will vote in the second phase.

The nomination process for the first phase ends on April 4, while for the second phase, it ends on April 19. Voters across the state, totaling 53.7 million, will have the opportunity to exercise their democratic right across 58,834 polling stations.

Notably, five seats in Karnataka are reserved for Scheduled Castes and two for Scheduled Tribes, ensuring representation from marginalized communities. Moreover, over one million voters belong to the 18-19 age bracket, reflecting the participation of young citizens in the electoral process.

In conclusion, the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka hold immense significance as they determine the state’s representation in the national parliament. With the BJP aiming to maintain its dominance and the opposition parties striving to make inroads, these elections are poised to be closely contested, shaping the political landscape of Karnataka and contributing to the larger national narrative.


BJP Candidates List for Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2024:-

S. No. Lok Sabha seats BJP candidates
1 Chikkodi Annasaheb Shankar Jolle
2 Belgaum
3 Bagalkot PC Gaddigoudar
4 Bijapur Ramesh Jigajinagi
5 Gulbarga Umesh Jadhav
6 Raichur
7 Bidar Bhagwanth Khuba
8 Koppal Basavraj Kyavator
9 Bellary B Sriramulu
10 Haveri Basavraj Bommai
11 Dharwad Pralhad Joshi
12 Uttara Kannada
13 Davanagere Gayathri Siddeshwara
14 Shimoga BY Raghvendra
15 Udupi Chikmagalur Kota Srinivas Poojary
16 Hassan
17 Dakshina Kannada Brijesh Chowta
18 Chitradurga
19 Tumkur V Somanna
20 Mandya
21 Mysore Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar
22 Chamarajanagar S Balaraj
23 Bangalore Rural CN Manjunath
24 Bangalore North Sobha Karandlaje
25 Bangalore Central PC Mohan
26 Bangalore South Tejasvi Surya
27 Chikballapur
28 Kolar


Congress Candidates List for Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2024:-

H R Algur (Raju): Bijapur (Karnataka)

Geetha Shivarajkumar: Shimoga (Karnataka)

D K Suresh: Bengaluru Rural (Karnataka)

Anandaswamy Gaddadevara Math: Haveri (Karnataka)

M Shreyas Patel: Hassan (Karnataka)

S P Muddahanumegowda: Tumkur (Karnataka)


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