Bangalore City MLAs
List Of Bangalore City MLAs - Karnataka Election 2018
UPDATE: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS MLAs DISQUALIFICATION BUT ALLOWS THEM TO CONTEST ELECTIONS
Bangalore, 13 November 2019
The Supreme Court of India ruled that the 17 MLAs (14 from Bangalore) who had been disqualified by the Speaker of the State Assembly are allowed to contest elections. However, the apex court upheld Speaker's decision to disqualify the MLAs, whose resignations led to the fall of the previous government.
"In a parliamentary democracy, morality is equally binding on the government and the opposition," the Supreme Court said, upholding then Speaker's decision to disqualify the rebels in July.
UPDATE: 14 MLAs disqualified by speaker. Five from Bangalore.
The following article has been edited to reflect those MLAs who were disqualified by the Speaker of the Assembly around the end of July in connection with the floor test that brought down the 14-month-old Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka. Five MLAs from Bangalore were among those disqualified. “The disqualified MLAs cannot fight elections until the expiry of the term of the 15th assembly,” Ramesh Kumar told the media.
[caption id="attachment_257837" align="alignleft" width="165"] Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar Image: Twitter[/caption]
This is the revised list of Bangalore City MLAs from the 28 constituencies of Bangalore. This list has been compiled from various sources.
A reading of our article, Karnataka Election Bangalore Constituencies 2018 Winners (click here), will reveal that the mandate of the Bangalore constituencies clearly favoured the Congress. This article (click here) provides some interesting perspectives.
Updated list of Bangalore City MLAs
The following table was most recently updated on August 10, 2019.
ConstituencyNamePartyB T M LayoutRamalinga ReddyCongressBangalore SouthKrishnappa MBJPBasavanagudiRavi Subramanya L ABJPBommanahalliSathish Reddy MBJPByatarayanapuraKrishna Byre GowdaCongressC V Raman NagarS RaghuBJPChamrajpetZameer Ahmed Khan B ZCongressChickpetUday GarudacharBJPDasarahalliR ManjunathaJDSGandhinagarDinesh Gundu RaoCongressGovindrajnagarV SomannaBJPHebbalByrati SureshCongressHosakoteMTB NagarajuCongressJayanagarSowmya ReddyCongressK R PuramBasavaraja Byrathi A DISQUALIFIEDCongressMahadevpuraAravind LimbavaliBJPMahalakshmi LayoutK Gopalaiah DISQUALIFIEDJDSMalleshwaramDr Ashwath Narayan C NBJPPadmanabhanagarAshoka RBJPPulakeshinagarAkhanda Srinivasa Murthy RCongressRajajinagarS Suresh KumarBJPRajarajeshwari NagarN Munirathna DISQUALIFIEDCongressSarvagna NagarK J GeorgeCongressShanthinagarN A HarisCongressShivajinagarR Roshan Baig DISQUALIFIEDCongressVijayanagarM KrishnappaCongressYelahankaS R ViswanathBJPYeshwanthpurS T Somashekar - DISQUALIFIEDCongress
**Vijayakumar B N of the Jayanagar constituency passed away just before the elections. (According to a report in Times Of India, Bangalore May 04, 2018. https://explo.in/2HShV6C)
On 31 May 2018, Munirathna, 49, of the Congress won the Rajarajeshwarinagar constituency by defeating his rival Muniraju Gowda of the BJP by over 40,000 votes. The election in this constituency was held later than the 12 May 2018 polling date, when authorities discovered thousands of fake voter IDs relating to the constituency.
MLA and Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao speaks at a function
About the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
The Karnataka Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral legislature of Karnataka state in southern India. Karnataka is one of the seven states in India, where the state legislature is bicameral, comprising two houses. The two houses are the Vidhana Sabha (lower house) and the Vidhana Parishat (upper house).
The members of the Vidhana Sabha are directly elected by people through adult franchise. The members of the Vidhana Parishat are elected indirectly by members of local bodies, teachers and graduates.
There are 75 members of the Vidhana Parishat. Members of the Vidhana Parishat or Legislative Council normally have a term of six years, and are generally known as MLCs.
There are 224 members of the Vidhana Sabha or the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka state. One member is a representative of the Anglo-Indian community nominated by the Governor of Karnataka. The state of Karnataka is divided into 225 constituencies used to elect the Legislative assembly.
The next Assembly elections are scheduled for May 12, 2018. Check this page for an updated list of MLA following announcement of results, the deadline for announcement being May 18, 2018. Ballot counting is scheduled for 15 May, 2018. Check this site for a list of candidates: https://explo.in/2HVAHd2
UPDATE: List of winners of the Bangalore constituencies: