Koppal Parliamentary Constituency 2014, Koppal Lok sabha Constituency Details, Political News Koppal, Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates, Karnataka Parliamentary Constituency details 2014,Koppal MP, Issues Political Analysis 2014

Koppal Parliamentary Constituency 2014, Koppal Lok sabha Constituency Details, Political News Koppal, Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates, Karnataka Parliamentary Constituency details 2014,Koppal MP, Issues Political Analysis 2014:

About the Constituency:

Spread across the entire district of Koppal and parts of Raichur and Bellary, is the Lok Sabha constituency of Koppal in the state of Karnataka. As one of the 28 Lok Sabha seats which belong to this southern Indian state.

According to Election Commission of India 2009 data the total electorates in the Koppal Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 8) were 1,363,431 of which 684,606 are females and 678,825 are males. 

Assembly Segments:

Koppal comprises eight assembly segments. 

Out of these, the segments of Maski, Siruguppa and Kanakagiri are reserved for candidates belonging to the marginalised sections of the society, namely the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, respectively. The majority of the Vidhan Sabha segments lie in the Koppal district, while Siruguppa lies in the Bellary District and the segments of Sindhanur and Maski cover the Raichur District, respectively.

Sindhanur

Maski (ST)

Kushtagi

Kanakagiri (SC)

Gangavathi

Yelburga

Koppal

Siruguppa (ST)

 

About Koppal:

Previously referred to as ‘Kopana Nagara’, and known for the partial presence of the World Heritage Center of Hampi, Koppal is an administrative district in Karnataka. The economy of this parliamentary constituency is sustained primarily on agriculture, although Raichur has some of the most expansive gold resources in the country. Some of the important crops grown in this region are groundnut, cereals, rice, cotton, jowar, sunflower, and other crops.

Present Political Scenario:

The Contest may go down to the wire:

BJP has changed its sitting MP and has nominated former JDS MLA, Karadi Sanganna, who had joined the party during the ‘Operation Lotus’ phase.

This is a seat where there is a large presence of Kuruba and OBC voters, so it is a prestige contest for CM, Siddaramaiah,.

This is one seat that could go to the wires, as it also has areas where both BSY and Sriramulu have influence over voters.

 A Look: Sitting MP

Name of MP

Shivaramagouda Shivanagouda

Age

59

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

60

Private member bills passed

0

Questions asked

270

Attendance

78%