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Out of 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka, Uttara Kannada is considered as one of the most important seats.
According to the census, the total population of Uttara Kannada is 19,38,268, among which 7.88% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 3.77% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 23.38% of voters live in urban areas while 76.62% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 14,50,599 voters in the constituency. Among which, 7,42,865 are male voters and 7,07,734 are female voters.
Elections for Uttara Kannada were held on Apr 23. Talking about previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Anantkumar Hegde defeated INC's Deshpande Prashanth by a huge margin of 140,700 votes.
For the 2019 general elections of Uttara Kannada, a total of 69% voters got inked.
BJP's popular leader Ananth Kumar Hegde locked horns with JDS's Anand Asnotikar for this seat.
Uttara Kannada was one of the seats which kept journalists busy throughout poll season and the final results have favored ANANTKUMAR HEGDE. By polling 786042, Bharatiya Janata Party's ANANTKUMAR HEGDE won the highly-cited seat.