S T Somashekar

  • SOMASHEKAR (Winner) YESHWANTHAPURA (BANGALORE URBAN). This information is an archive of the candidate's self-declared affidavit that was filed during the.
  • Murali Mysuru, November 24:- District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar on Tuesday (November 24) said there is nothing called new or old team in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “We are all one. Just because some people express.
  • The commitments made by the JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka could not satisfy them and their decision to resign was not impulsive, said rebel Karnataka Congress MLA S T Somashekar here on Thursday.

Elected on a Congress ticket from Yeshvanthapura in the Karnataka Assembly polls 2018, MLA S T Somashekar was among the 17 legislators disqualified by former Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar, under the anti-defection law. Since Supreme Court allowed these MLAs to contest the bypolls, Somashekar is now contesting as the BJP candidate from Yeshvanthapura.

Know your candidates

Jan 19, 2021 District In-charge Minister S T Somashekar said, “The BJP government and its ministers do not need the certificate of former chief minister and Leader of Opposition party Siddaramaiah.

Twelve candidates are contesting from Yeshvanthapura constituency. The nominations of two other candidates had been rejected.

Following are the major candidates:

P Nagaraj

Indian National Congress

  • Family: Spouse and one dependant
  • Educational qualification: SSLC (discontinued)
  • Profession: Self-employed
  • Pending criminal cases: Nil
  • Net worth
    • Total assets: Rs 26.79 crore
    • Moveable assets: Rs 24.79 cr
    • Immovable assets: Rs 2 cr
    • Liabilities: Rs 3.55 cr
S T Somashekar

Bharatiya Janata Party

  • Family: Spouse and one dependant
  • Educational qualification: B Sc
  • Profession: Private transportation
  • Online:
  • Pending criminal cases: Nil
  • Net worth
    • Total assets: Rs 18.17 cr
    • Movable assets: Rs 2.55 cr
    • Immovable assets: Rs 15.62 cr
    • Liabilities: Rs 1.54 cr
T N Javarayi Gowda

Janata Dal (Secular)

  • Family: Wife
  • Educational qualification: SSLC
  • Profession: Businessman
  • Online:
  • Pending criminal cases: Nil
  • Net worth
    • Total assets: Rs 37.9 cr
    • Movable assets: Rs 19.2 cr
    • Immovable assets: Rs 18.6 cr
    • Liabilities: Rs 34.6 cr

Full list of candidates

P NAGARAJ, 46, SSLC (discontinued), Self-employedIndian National CongressHand
S T SOMASHEKAR, 62, B Sc, Private transportationBharatiya Janata PartyLotus
T N JAVARAYI GOWDA, 61, BusinessmanJanata Dal (Secular)Lady farmer carrying paddy on her head
HANUMANTHA M (KOTE), 40IndependentDiamond
KRISHNAIAH, 46, 9th std, Self-employedKarnataka Rashtra SamithiWhistle
G VENUGOPAL, 54, BE (Instrumentation), Business in electronicsIndependentCoconut farm
N BEERESH, 26, SSLC, Self-employedIndependentSewing machine
SARVAMANGALA G, 29IndependentCup and saucer
C R NAGARAJU, 49, SSLCBharatiya Prajagala Kalyana PakshaBat
SRIVENKATESWAR MAHA SWAMIJI (KATAKADHOND D G), 32, B Com, Social workerHindustan Janta PartyTractor chalata kisan
MANJUNATHA M, 33, SSLC, AgriculturistUttama Prajaakeeya PartyAutorickshaw

Results of 2018 election

In the previous assembly election, S T Somashekhar won 1,15,273 votes in this constituency, or over 40 percent of the vote share. The runner-up, T N Javarayi Gowda of JD(S) secured 1,04,562 (36.41 percent) votes. Jaggesh of BJP stood third with just 59,308 (20.65 percent) votes.

NameSexAgeCategoryPartyGeneral votesPostal votesTotal votes% votes
S T SomashekharM60GenINC1,15,085881,15,27340.14
T N Javarayi GowdaM59GenJD(S)1,04,3851771,04,56236.41


S T Somashekar Date Of Birth

About the constituency

Yeshvanthapura assembly constituency comprises five wards – Dodda Bidarakallu, Herohalli, Hemmigepura, Kengeri and Ullalu. Being on the periphery of the city, the constituency has a mix of urban and rural characteristics. It is mostly a residential area, yet has been denied basic facilities such as Cauvery water supply, good transport, roads and underground drainage.

Five of the 12 waste disposal units in the city are located here, so the soil as well as water is heavily contaminated and citizens frequently complain of health issues. This constituency is also one of the four in Bengaluru that has the highest number of voters.

S t somashekar family

Total number of registered voters: 4,80,953

S T Somashekhar

Registered voters in the 2018 election: 4,53,557