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Karnataka has 28 Lok Sabha constituencies and Mandya is one of them.
According to the census, the total population of Mandya is 20,58,426, among which 14.73% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 1.94% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 16.72% of voters live in urban areas while 83.28% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 16,69,262. Of them, 8,39,052 and 8,30,210 are male and female voters respectively.
To recall, the sitting MP CS Puttaraju from JD(S) defeated INC's Divya Spandana (Ramya) by a small margin of 5,518 votes in the previous elections.
This seat witnessed a battle between a third-generation politician and son of CM HD Kumaraswamy Nikhil Kumaraswamy of JDS and multi-lingual film actress Sumalatha Ambareesh of Independent (BJP+).
Many eyes were set on Mandya and the results kept everyone on their toes. After a nail-biting battle, Independent's SUMALATHA AMBAREESH emerged victorious by defeating Janata Dal (Secular)'s NIKHIL KUMARASWAMY by a margin of 125,876.