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Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the data from last census, 20,89,649 people stay in Dakshina Kannada. Out of them, 7.09% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 20,89,649 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 47.67% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 52.33% people.
Out of the total 15,65,281 voters, there are 7,74,500 male voters while 7,90,781 voters are females.
In the previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Nalin Kumar Katil defeated INC's Janardhana Poojary by a huge margin of 143,709 votes.
For the 2019 general elections of Dakshina Kannada, a total of 77% voters got inked.
In Dakshina Kannada, Bharatiya Janata Party's NALIN KUMAR KATEEL thrashed his opponent by 274,621. The MITHUN M RAI of Indian National Congress managed to get 499664 in the closely watched battle.
For this seat, Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on Nalin Kumar Kateel while the Indian National Congress fielded Mithun M Rai. S Sathish Saliyan was the candiate from Bahujan Samaj Party.