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Chikkodi is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies of Karnataka.
As per the last census report, Chikkodi houses 20,59,216 people. Out of them, 15.78% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 4.97% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 13.90% of voters are from urban areas while 86.10% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 14,42,296 voters in the constituency. Among which, 7,46,113 are male voters and 6,96,183 are female voters.
In the last elections, INC's sitting MP Prakash Hukkeri defeated Ramesh Vishwanath Katti of BJP by a small margin of 3,003 votes.
A total of 74% voters cast their vote in these elections.
After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, ANNASAHEB SHANKAR JOLLE won the Chikkodi. PRAKASH BABANNA HUKKERI was defeated by a margin of 118,877 votes.
Indian National Congress fielded Prakash Babanna Hukkeri while the Bharatiya Janata Party gave a ticket to Annasaheb Shankar Jolle. Similarly, the Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Machchendra Davalu Kadapure.