Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha Constituency in Karnataka: Candidates, Current MP, Polling Date and Election Results 2019
Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency (Photo Credits: File Photo)

Dakshina Kannada is one of the Lok Sabha constituency out of the 28 constituencies in the Indian state of Karnataka. This constituency was created as a part of the delimitation of the parliamentary constituencies in 2008. The first election was held in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was Nalin Kumar Kateel of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Here the general election 2019 for this constituency will be held on April 18, 2019. The parliament constituency number of this constituency is 17. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Voting In 7 Phases From April 11 to May 19, Counting And Results On May 23; Check All Dates For General Elections.

For the upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2019, BJP has nominated Nalin Kumar Kateel whereas Indian National Congress (INC) has selected Mithun Rai to compete for General Election 2019.  The Election Commission has declared March 26, 2019, as the last date of filing on nominations from the seats. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is March 29, 2019. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase II: List of States And Constituencies Voting On April 18.

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During 16th Lok Sabha Polls, Nalin Kumar Kateel from Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) defeated Janardhana Poojary from Indian National Congress (INC). The BJP candidate won this seat by a margin of 12,07,474 votes.

The 17th Lok Sabha election will be held throughout India from April 11, 2019, and it will last till May 19, 2019. The polling will be done in 7 phases. The result for each phase will be declared on May 23, 2019.