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Karnataka's Bidar is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the census, the total population of Bidar is 22,36,250, among which 25.21% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 11.17% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 21.88% of voters live in urban areas while 78.12% voters stay in rural areas.
Out of the total 16,00,962 voters, there are 8,39,154 male voters while 7,61,808 voters are females.
In the previous elections, BJP's Bhagwanth defeated N Dharam Singh from INC. The margin was 92,222 votes.
A total of 60% voters cast their vote in these elections.
After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, BHAGWANTH KHUBA won the Bidar. ESHWAR B. KHANDRE was defeated by a margin of 116,834 votes.
Bharatiya Janata Party fieled Bhagwanth Khuba while the Indian National Congress placed its bet on Eshwar, and the Bahujan Samaj Party chose SH Bukhari as their candidate.