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Karnataka's Bangalore Rural is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the census, the total population of Bangalore Rural is 27,56,259, among which 15.96% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 2.15% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 51.44% of voters live in urban areas while 48.56% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 21,90,397. Of them, 11,35,845 and 10,54,552 are male and female voters respectively.
In the previous elections, INC's sitting MP DK Suresh defeated BJP's P Muniraju by a huge margin of 231,480 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 66%.
After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, D.K. SURESH won the Bangalore Rural. ASHWATHNARAYANGOWDA was defeated by a margin of 206,870 votes.
Indian National Congress fielded DK Suresh while the Bharatiya Janata Party gave a ticket to Ashwathnarayangowda. Similarly, the Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Dr. Chinnappa Y Chikkahagade.