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BJP garners 53.22% votes in Dakshina Kannada LS constituency

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on November 24, 2017 Published on May 16, 2014

The Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner, AB Ibrahim, is seen handing over a bouquet to the MP, Nalin Kumar Kateel, after declaring him the winner. Photo: AJ Vinayak

BJP candidate from Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency, Nalin Kumar Kateel (second from left). Photo: AJ Vinayak

The winning BJP candidate in Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency got a share of 53.22 per cent in the total votes polled in Parliament election conducted in April this year.

Of the eight Assembly segments coming under the Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency, seven gave a lead to the BJP candidate, Nalin Kumar Kateel, taking the victory margin to 1,43,709 votes.

As many as 12,07,583 voters polled their vote in Parliament election conducted in April this year. Of them, 6,42,739 voters polled their votes to the BJP candidate. His nearest rival, B Janardhana Poojary of the Congress, got 4,99,030 votes.

Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency covers Assembly segments such as Belthangady, Moodbidri, Mangalore City North, Mangalore City South, Mangalore, Bantwal, Puttur and Sullia.

Kateel got maximum lead from the Sullia assembly segment with 34,024 votes. Following are the lead in votes of the BJP candidate in different assembly segments in Dakshina Kannada district: Mangalore City North (23439), Bantwal (23327), Puttur (23,241), Belthangady (22,856), Moodbidri (19,275) and Mangalore City South (13086). However, he trailed Poojary in Mangalore assembly segment by 13,035 votes.

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Published on May 16, 2014
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