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Karnataka's Bellary is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the data from last census, 21,83,491 people stay in Bellary. Out of them, 21.06% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 21,83,491 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 38.54% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 61.46% people.
Out of the total 14,87,945 voters, there are 7,50,789 male voters while 7,37,156 voters are females.
Polling for Bellary was held on Apr 23. In the last parliamentary polls, BJP's sitting MP B. Sreeramulu defeated INC's TTprev_runnerup by a margin of 85,144 votes.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, Y. DEVENDRAPPA of Bharatiya Janata Party defeated Indian National Congress's V. S. UGRAPPA by a margin of 55,707. After a close shave, Y. DEVENDRAPPA will now govern Bellary for the next five years.
Bahujan Samaj Party fieled K Gulappa while the Indian National Congress placed its bet on VS Ugrappa, and the Shiv Sena chose B Eshwarappa as their candidate.