Bengaluru, meet your new MPs

The BJP secured a victory in all four parliamentary constituencies in Bengaluru. Here is a detailed report on the elected MPs.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured a victory in all four Parliamentary Constituencies in Bengaluru in the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. PC Mohan, Shobha Karandlaje, Tejasvi Surya and Dr. CN Manjunath are the BJP MPs from Bengaluru. Here is comprehensive information about them:

Bangalore North: Shobha Karandlaje, BJP

Shobha Karandlaje
Shobha Karandlaje, Bangalore North BJP candidate. Pic: X/@ShobhaBJP

Shobha Kharandlaje (BJP) defeated M V Rajeev Gowda from Indian National Congress (INC) and won the seat by 56.3% of votes. 

Election results

Party nameCandidate nameNumber of votes Margin %
BJPShobha Kharandlaje9,86,04956.3%
INCM V Rajeev Gowda 7,26,57341.5%
Bahujan Samaj PartyGovindaiah4,6310.3%

About Bangalore North constituency

Bangalore North includes eight Legislative Assembly segments: K R Puram, Byatarayanapura, Yeshwanthapura, Dasarahalli, Mahalakshmi Layout, Malleshwaram, Hebbal and Pulakeshinagar. All the Legislative Assembly segments are a part of Bangalore Urban district.

Shobha Karandlaje’s political experience 

Shobha contested the 2014 Indian general election from Udupi Chikmagalur Constituency and won by a margin of 1.81 lakh votes. In 2019, she won consistently for the second time from the same constituency with 6.26% of votes.

She was praised for her performance as the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) in the BJP-led Karnataka government. During her tenure, the Ministry of RDPR was awarded as the No. 1 State in India in Rural Development and Panchayath Raj.

Positions held

  • 2004-2013: Member of Karnataka Legislative Council
  • 2010-2013: Minister for Power, Government of Karnataka and Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Government of Karnataka
  • 2010-2012: Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Government of Karnataka
  • 2014: Elected as the MP for the 16th Lok Sabha Elections from Udupi Chikmagalur Constituency,  from where she also won a second term in the 17th Lok Sabha Elections in 2019
  • 2014-2019: Member of the Standing Committee on Defence, Joint Committee on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 and Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
  • 2019-2021: Member of the Standing Committee on Energy and Committee on Empowerment of Women
  • 2021 onwards: Member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Women and Child Development and Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • 2023 onwards: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Education

Shobha completed her post graduation in Social Services from Mangalore University in 1990 and Master of Arts (Social Service) in correspondence from Mysore University in 1996. 

Criminal record

Shobha has five pending criminal cases recorded against her:

  • Section 123(3), 123 (3A) and 125 of RP act- Allegation of inflammatory speech and scandalous allegations against particular state
  • Section 153, 153(A), 505, (1) (B), 505 (2) IPChb- Allegation of inflammatory speech and scandalous allegations against particular state
  • Section 499 and 500 of IPC- Alleged defamation of Sowmya Reddy
  • Section 153 A and 34 of IPC- Allegation of inflammatory speech
  • Section 45(1) PMLA Act read with section 200 of CrPC for offence under section 3 and 4 of Prevention of Money Laundering Act- Alleged money invested in shell company and alleged money laundering

Assets and liabilities

DetailsHoldings in 2024 
Movable assetsRs. 9.23 Crore
Immovable assetsRs. 4.65 Crore
Total Assets (Movable + Immovable)Rs. 13.88 Crore
LiabilitiesRs. 4.06 Crore
Source: Opencity

Challenges in the constituency

Key promises

“Drinking water is a huge problem everywhere and this constituency is no different. We have to implement Cauvery 5th Stage on a war footing. Water, roads and other basic necessities are problem areas here which need attention. Traffic is a huge problem. These are going to be my priorities,” she mentioned in a Citizen Matters Interview. 

Bangalore South: Tejasvi Surya, BJP

Tejasvi Surya. Pic: twitter.com/tejasvi_surya

In the 18th Lok Sabha Elections, the incumbent MP Tejasvi Surya from BJP contested against Sowmya Reddy from INC. Tejasvi won the elections by 60.1% of votes. 

About Bangalore South constituency

Bangalore South is one of the 28 Parliamentary constituencies in Karnataka and among the four in the city. Currently, this constituency comprises eight Legislative Assembly segments: Govindraj Nagar, Vijay Nagar, Chickpet, Basavanagudi, Padmanabhanagar, BTM Layout, Jayanagar and Bommanahalli. All eight Legislative Assembly segments fall under Bangalore Urban District. 

Bangalore South became a constituency in 1977, post the Emergency and after the reorganisation of constituencies across the country. The seat is currently being held by Tejasvi, who got elected in 2019 by over 3.3 lakh votes. 

Election results

Party nameCandidate nameNumber of votes receivedMargin %
BJPTejasvi Surya7,50,83060.1%
INCSowmya Reddy4,73,74737.9%
Bahujan Samaj PartyArun Prasad A 2,4250.2%

Tejasvi Surya’s political experience

Tejasvi continues to be the National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, a post he has held from 2020. Since 2014: He has been an active contributor to BJP by organising rallies and campaigns. He also represented many BJP leaders as a lawyer, and helped B S Yediyurappa in defending him in corruption cases.

Positions held:

  • September 2019 onwards: Tejasvi has been a member of Joint Committee on Offices of Profit and Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology
  • In 2019, he was a member of the Joint Committee on Data Protection Bill, 2019. Post the demise of Ananth Kumar, who represented Bangalore South since 1996, BJP chose Tejasvi to take his place, making him the youngest MP to represent the BJP. 

Education

Tejasvi is a Graduate Professional BAL, LLB From Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore from the 2013 batch. 

Criminal record

Tejasvi has three pending criminal cases against him. Following are the charges against him:

  • Promoting enmity between classes and maliciously insulting the religion or religious beliefs of any class (Sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code and Section 123(3A) of the Representation of People Act)
  • Unlawful Assembly, disobedience to order lawfully made by public servant, causing obstruction in public way or public nuisance (Sections 143,149, 188, 283, 290 and 268 of the Indian Penal Code)
  • Unlawful Assembly, Rioting, Obstructing public servant, disobedience to order lawfully made by public servant, voluntarily causing hurt assault to (Sections 143, 147, 149, 186, 188, 332, 353 of Indian Penal Code)

MPLAD details

The total amount recommended by Tejasvi in his term was Rs. 9.9 crore, of which Rs. 5.38 crore was utilised. The balance amount was Rs. 0.07 crore. 

Recommended amountRs 9.9 crore
Utilised amountRs 5.38 crore
Balance Rs 0.07 crore
Source: MPLADs

Assets and liabilities

DetailsHoldings in 2024 
Movable assetsRs. 4.10 crore
Immovable assetsNil
LiabilitiesNil
Source: Opencity

Challenges in the constituency


Read more: Special Project: Lok Sabha Elections 2024


Key promises

In his letter to Deputy Chief Minister, D K Shivakumar, he sought funds for a skywalk project proposed between Banashankari Metro Station and the bus terminal, saying that the junction is not safe for pedestrians to cross and reach the bus terminal. He added that by representing the daily commuters of his constituency, he aims to make this route safer. 

Bangalore Central: PC Mohan, BJP

PC Mohan
PC Mohan at one of his campaigns. Pic: X/@PCMohanMP

In the 18th Lok Sabha Elections 2024, P C Mohan from BJP got elected as the third time MP when he won  in the 15th (2009), 16th (2014) and 17th (2019) Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore Central. He defeated his rival, Mansoor Ali Khan from INC by gaining 50.1% of votes. 

About Bangalore Central constituency

Bangalore Central Parliamentary constituency came into existence in 2008 after delimitation. It was carved out of Bangalore North and Bangalore South. The first Lok Sabha election was held in this constituency in 2009 and the second in 2014.

Bangalore Central comprises eight assembly constituencies: Rajajinagar, Chamrajpet, Gandhinagar, Shivajinagar, Shantinagar, Sarvagnanagar, CV Raman Nagar and Mahadevapura. The majority of voters in this constituency are linguistic and religious minorities. Large slums, the Central Business District, gated communities in newer areas like Bellandur and Whitefield, are all part of Bangalore Central.

Election results

Party nameCandidate nameNumber of votes receivedMargin %
BJPP C Mohan6,58,91550.1%
INCMansoor Ali Khan 6,26,20847.6%
Bahujan Samaj PartyM Satish Chandra3,0870.2%

PC Mohan’s political experience 

PC Mohan won from Bangalore Central in 17th Lok Sabha and 16th Lok Sabha elections

Positions held:

  • 2010-2014: Chairman of the Standing Committee, Mumbai Municipal Corporation
  • 2011: Member of the Coir Board
  • 2013: Member of the Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)
  • 2014-2019: Member of the Standing Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs and Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)
  • 2019: Member of a Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Culture
  • 2019 onwards: Member of the Standing Committee on External Affairs
  • 2022 onwards: Member of Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Standing Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs
  • 2014-2019: Member of the Coir Board and Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes
  • 2019-2024: Member of the Standing Committee on External Affairs
  • 2022-2024: Member of the Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Standing Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs

Education

PC Mohan completed his Inter/ Higher Secondary education.

Criminal record

He has two pending criminal cases against him:

  • Sections 143, 149, 188, 283, 290 and 268 of the Indian Penal Code 1860- Alleged unlawful assembly, disobedience to order lawfully made by a public servant, carrying out protest in a place other than the designated place, causing obstruction in public way and public nuisance
  • Sections 171 G, 177, 181, 191, 193, 199 and 200 of Indian Penal Code- Alleged lack of disclosure and suppression about certain immovable properties owned in Lakshmipura Village, Kasaba Hobli, Devanahalli Taluk, hence liable to be prosecuted for giving false information, making false statement on oath or affirmation to a public servant 

MPLADS details

YearTotal Funds Released (in Cr)Total Expenditure (in Cr)Total Works RecommendedTotal Works Completed
2019-202.50 crore5.01 crore3414
2020-212.50 crore000
2021-2201.68 crore214
2022-232.00 crore040
2023-240000
Total amount/RecommendedRs 7.5 crore 
Utilised amountRs 6.69 crore
Balance Rs 0.88 crore 
Source: MPLADs

Assets and liabilities

DetailsHoldings in 2024 
Movable assetsRs. 10.46 Crore
Immovable assetsRs. 19.18 Crore
Total Assets (Movable + Immovable)Rs. 29.64 Crore
LiabilitiesRs. 5.97 Crore
Source: Opencity

Challenges in constituency

  • Waste management, pollution, crowded localities which lack basic amenities, bad roads, and frequent disease outbreaks
  • The Idgah Maidan in the centre of Chamrajapete has been at the centre of a major standoff between the government and the WAKF board
  • Dependence on tanker water, limited water supply
  • Smaller rejuvenated lakes face new challenges
  • People living off ORR-Sarjapur Road depend on private transport choking the arterial roads
  • Poor air quality, the ongoing metro construction is adding to it

Key promises

PC Mohan stressed the need for seamless integration of metro and railway stations in November 2023, during an inspection of Bengaluru Cantonment railway station, which is being redeveloped at a cost of Rs. 480 crore.

Bangalore Rural: Dr CN Manjunath, BJP

In the 18th Lok Sabha elections 2024, C N Manjunath from BJP won against the incumbent MP from INC D K Suresh by gaining 56.2% of votes. 

Dr. C N Manjunath is an accomplished cardiologist and is the former director of the government-run Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research. Under his leadership, the healthcare institute adopted the ‘Treatment First and Payment Next’ approach, which was praised by former US President Barack Obama. He has also served as the president of the Indian College of Cardiology. In 2015, he was honoured with the Padma Shri for his contributions in the field of medicine.

CN Manjunath
C N Manjunath celebrating his victory with his supporters. Pic: Twitter/X/drcnmanjunath

Election results

Name of the partyName of the candidateNumber of votes receivedMargin 
BJPC N Manjunath10,79,00256.2%
INCD K Suresh8,09,35542.2%
Uttama Prajakeeya PartyAbhishek K6,2020.3%

About Bangalore Rural constituency

Bangalore Rural (Parliamentary Constituency number 23) comprises eight assembly constituencies: 131-Kunigal, 154-Rajarajeshwari, 176-Bangalore South, 177-Anekal Nagar, 182-Magadi, 183-Ramanagaram, 184-Kanakapura and 185-Channapatna. Bangalore South assembly constituency, comprising wards like Yelachenahalli, Begur and Anjanapura, should not be confused with the Bangalore South parliamentary constituency.

Since 2013, D K Suresh of Congress has been the MP here. The demography of the constituency is largely rural. However, Bangalore South and Rajarajeshwari Nagar have a fair number of people working in the city’s IT sector.

Neighbourhoods in Bengaluru continue to be segregated along caste lines, which has been fuelled by social prejudices and economic marginalisation. Wards such as Rajarajeshwarinagar house less than 10% of SC/ST population.

Dr. CN Manjunath’s political experience 

March 2024: Announced as the BJP candidate for the Bangalore Rural Constituency for the 18th Lok Sabha elections, which was his debut in politics

Education

Manjunath completed his graduation from Mysore Medical College and he secured his Doctor of Medicine in Cardiology (MD) from the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and further pursued his MD from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. 

Criminal record

He has no pending criminal cases against him.

Assets and liabilities

DetailsHoldings in 2024 
Movable assetsRs. 25.09 Crore
Immovable assetsRs. 73.27 Crore
Total Assets (Movable + Immovable)Rs. 98.36 Crore
LiabilitiesRs. 14.81 Crore
Source: Opencity

Challenges in the constituency

Key promises

In an interview with TOI, Manjunath said, “My approach is service oriented.”

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Comments:

  1. . Vasanthkumar Mysoremath says:

    Dear Dr.Manjunath,
    please accept my hearty congratulations on your winning Lok Sabha seat from Bangalore Rural constituency. Please be careful about distractions of Indian political conundrum.
    My appeal, I request your good self to concentrate on one of the serious reasons for heart diseases i.e., tobacco. You have taken an oath that you will uphold India’s sovereignty and dignity of India’s commitment to international protocol agreements, here it is WHO – FCTC. Most earlier MPs have also taken part in tobacco control debates in parliament but at field level particularly in Mysuru belt, they encourage gullible tobacco farmers to continue to grow so long as they are in office. This only goes to show their double standards. I request you to be an exception to this nasty habit of some MPs enriching the tobacco industry particularly by luring children with attractive newer products. This is inhuman. Dr.Sir, as an expert in cardiovascular diseases, your duty in parliament is cut out for your intervention in tobacco control policies for gradual reduction of 20% of cancellation of permits, 20% land cultivation area, 20% reduction in prescribing yearly crop size, 20% refusal to procure illegally grown tobacco by licensees/unlicensed farmers for auction on government platforms, ban permits trading, ban MPs hobnobbing with tobacco industry and tobacco farmers associations, ban taking political donations from tobacco industry, make GOI to stop adopting dual methods – stop subsidising tobacco farmers with concessional inputs, stop giving easy loans from scheduled banks try to create a corpus that can finance one time clearance of loans of helpless tobacco farmers – golden handshake – with affidavits that they will not grow tobacco in future, adopt alternate crops as enunciated under Article 17 of FCTC and protect the environment under Article 18 of FCTC and will also surrender barns. Similarly, the corpus may help financing industry workers dependent on tobacco for livelihood with alternate jobs and also under different job schemes This way your initiation in the field of tobacco control to strangulate the tobacco industry that is building financial empires on the dead bodies of their tobacco products. Farmers have become eternal debtors of loans for growing killer poisonous tobacco and supplying it to an industry that thrives on the struggle and sweat of poor farmers.
    Hope you will succeed in your new role of conducting a surgery on the political system to correct the maladies of body politic.
    With warm regards, I am 81 years old and my blessings are with you always. I am doing my best at grass roots level of tobacco farmers appealing to them to give up tobacco cultivation with emotions and sentiments, how they are killing people for their living purpose !
    Vasanthkumar Mysoremath (IAAD-Retd)
    World Bank Honored Innovator
    Convenor, Anti-Tobacco Forum
    3835/3, II Cross, Umar Khayam Rd
    Tilak Nagar, Mandi Mohalla
    Mysuru-570001
    Mob: 9845950440

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