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The Karnataka has 28 Lok Sabha constituencies and Raichur is one of them.
As per the last census report, Raichur houses 22,94,951 people. Out of them, 21.72% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 18.19% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 26.54% of voters are from urban areas while 73.46% voters stay in rural areas.
Out of the total 16,61,606 voters, there are 8,35,969 male voters while 8,25,637 voters are females.
Polling for Raichur was held on Apr 23. In the last elections, INC's sitting MP BV Nayak defeated BJP's Arakera Shivanagouda Nayak by a small margin of 1,499 votes.
A total of 58% voters cast their vote in these elections.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, RAJA AMARESHWARA NAIK of Bharatiya Janata Party defeated Indian National Congress's B. V NAIK by a margin of 117,716. After a close shave, RAJA AMARESHWARA NAIK will now govern Raichur for the next five years.
Bahujan Samaj Party fieled B Venkana Gouda Nayaka while the Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on Raja Amareshwara Naik, and the Indian National Congress chose BV Naik as their candidate.