Raichur Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE updates: BJP's Raja Amareshwara Naik wins
In 2014 elections, BV Nayak of the Congress won the seat by just 1,500 votes.
Raichur Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 6
Total Electors: 18,93,576 (latest figures)
Male Electors: 9,39,752
Female Electors: 9,53,457
Assembly Constituencies: Shorapur (ST), Shahapur, Yadgir, Raichur Rural (ST), Raichur, Manvi (ST), Devadurga (ST), Lingsugur
Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Tribes
Delimited: The constituency was reserved for STs in 2008.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Between 1998 and 2004, AV Venkatesh Naik represented the constituency thrice. In 2009 elections, Sanna Pakirappa of the BJP won the seat. In 2014 elections, BV Nayak of the Congress won the seat by just 1,500 votes.
Demography: Raichur district, which is part of the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, has a tribal population of little less than 20 percent. However, the district faces chronic poverty and low economic development. Interestingly, Raichur will have more women than men voters voting in the upcoming elections.